while I don't have the spec.... do you mean so you can power something by running your car and using the inverter? Most modern cars are 100-120A due to the amount of electronics in the car and I wouldn't go anywhere near that level for the inverter. if you turned off all the items you can inside, you might go for 30-40A
BTW, the Taos is based on the Tiguan not the Golf. However, the Tiguan doesn't come with the 1.5L. I think the engine is called EA211. that might help the search
Thanks very much for the info; I'll incorporate that into my search quest. To be honest; I failed to consider the fact that some of the output is going to be utilized by the car while running at idle for computer systems etc.. However, a lot of the "extra" output capability goes towards charging the battery, and items which require short durations of electricity like lights, power seats, HVAC fan; etc..
I'm guessing the alternator puts out 140 amps, as that seems to be common among many VW's including my 2.0 liter Passat. That's 1680 watts at 12 volts (or 1960 watts considering it actually puts out closer to 14 volts in order to charge the battery). I'm looking at about a 1000 watt power inverter, to produce enough 120v juice to power a 550 watt battery charger (Power+ Rapid Charger
) and a 220 watt battery charger (Power+ 56 Volt Charger
) to rotate & recharge 6 batteries for my 2000 watt EGO power "generator" ( Clean, Quiet Power—a True Alternative to Gas Generators | EGO
) if I need to plug in a my fridge or a heater for several hours.