The plug-in hybrid powertrain of the Passat GTE, previously utilised by the Volkswagen Golf GTE and Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, is featured with a larger battery pack in this model. The GTE has an 85 kW three-phase permanent magnet synchronous electric motor, coupled with a 9.9 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of an all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi) and a total range of 965 km (600 mi). When paired with the 1.4 liter ACT-equipped TSI petrol engine, it will deliver a fuel economy of 2.0 l/100 km (140 mpg imp; 120 mpg US) equivalent on the New European Driving Cycle, corresponding to CO2 emissions lower than 45g/km. Top speed is 219 km/h (136 mph). UK sales began in mid-2015, with deliveries in October 2015.In the Netherlands, pre-orders were opened in early 2015 with deliveries in September 2015.