Volkswagen has added another LPG-fueled model to its lineup with the new Golf Plus BiFuel. Like most other vehicles capable of running on liquified petroleum gas, the Golf has a dual fuel setup that allows the driver to switch over to gasoline if LPG is not available. The use of LPG cuts emissions of carbon dioxide by 10% from 179 g/km with gasoline to 159 g/km and reduces operating costs because LPG gets a tax break in Germany until 2018.
VW has incorporated the LPG tank into the spare tire well of the Golf and its 44-liter capacity allows the car to run about 273 miles on LPG. The 55-liter gasoline tank bumps the total range to nearly 700 miles. Germany has over 4,700 LPG filling stations, making the fuel a more practical alternative than ethanol is in the United States.
Gallery: Volkswagen Golf Plus