When driving my gte I've noticed that it feels faster when I press the kick down switch in hybrid mode compared to when I do it in gte mode is there an issue or is it just me thinking it feels faster haha ?
Not true. Electric boost is available in both modes. In hybrid, if you press the pedal down to the floor past the kickdown point, the car engages the full boost and you get 201 hp.In GTE mode you get the electric boost, which isn’t available in Hybrid mode.
OK, yes, but in normal driving there’s no e boost in hybrid.Not true. Electric boost is available in both modes. In hybrid, if you press the pedal down to the floor past the kickdown point, the car engages the full boost and you get 201 hp.
You can even get it in e-mode. If you press the pedal all the way, you will get boost, although it doesn't seem good to start the engine from cold and ask for full power, so I wouldn't recommend it.
Not sure what you mean. If you press the pedal hard in hybrid you get full boost. The only difference with GTE mode is the pedal is more responsive, so about 50% depressed gives you more power. This makes the car feel sportier, but it's not 'really' any faster. But that's human factors engineering for you (combine that with the fake GTE sound and it sounds like you're going faster for sure!)OK, yes, but in normal driving there’s no e boost in hybrid.
It is the same with the golf. What you are describing though sounds like driving at low speeds and/or urban/city. The car has no chance to recover the electricity used so the SOC slowly drops. It still tries to maintain SOC, just doesn't have the ability to do that: no high rpm, no heavy braking, etc.Has anyone here much experience with the Passat GTE as well as golf? My experience with my Passat is that the battery gets used up slowly in hybrid and it prioritises ev if under very light load regardless of the speed. Although the lower the speed, the greater chance of running on battery.
Is this a coding difference between the car models as the golf is aimed at the driver where the Passat maybe aimed at a family/cruiser?