Volkswagen NILS Concept 2011 press release

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September 27, 2011. Volkswagen a single-seat electric concept that offers a glimpse of a new of minimalist mobility, has been ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. concept car — which an aluminium space frame, doors and free-standing wheels has the dynamic performance of a sports yet travels silently, and with emissions.

The NILS project is by the German Federal Ministry of Building and Urban Development, and is to be both technically realistic and supportable.

‘NILS anticipates the The goal of the NILS project is to a technically realistic and economically concept for a minimalist commuter that makes individual more efficient and eco-friendly to its electric drive,’ said Dr.

Jьrgen Leohold, Head of Group Research.

Commenting the strategic perspective is Dr. Rudolf Group Chief Officer for Traction: ‘In terms of the Group’s roadmap for electric these forward-thinking vehicle play an especially important That is because the breakthrough of mobility will lead to new requirements — many of are oriented towards very target groups. In advancing mobility to high-volume production, it is not to simply electrify existing models.’

With a range of 65 kilometres (40 and a top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph) NILS would be the ideal for the majority of commuters in Germany. to the German Bureau of Statistics, per cent of all commuters residing Berlin and Munich cover than 25 kilometres (15.5 on their way to work.

Cars always been mirrors of times — their styles and technological standards a particular era — and NILS is no It uses emissions-reducing electric technology to fulfil the specific of commuters. In Germany, for example, 60 per cent of all commuters travel by according to the Federal Bureau of of these over 90 per cent alone.

Zero-emissions vehicles NILS will offer frequent drivers a new eco-friendly solution.

Volkswagen NILS is a compact car that requires little space in traffic. It is 3.04 metres long making it about 50 cm shorter the new Volkswagen up! — just metres wide from to wheel, and a mere 1.2 metres

Volkswagen NILS has the same layout as a Formula 1 race with the driver in the middle, the in back, and free-standing outboard The 17-inch alloy wheels are with 115/80 (front) and (rear) tyres optimised for low resistance.


Though its inspiration may come Formula 1, the styling has its origins at the Design Centre in Potsdam, Designer Thomas Ingenlath, the director, said: ‘NILS was to make a visual statement and a vision of the automotive future to the I am especially pleased that we to implement the concept of the two glass doors. This allowed us to large transparent surfaces and to make entering and exiting the very comfortable, even in the cramped of parking spaces.’

Volkswagen NILS is so compact and (460 kg), it is a lot of fun to drive. It has a top of 130 km/h, and can accelerate to 100 km/h in than 11 seconds. This is using an electric motor a reasonably small 15 kW nominal and short-term peak power of 25 kW. A battery supplies the electric with energy. The battery (5.3 kWh) enables ranges of up to 65 km, depending on the style of

A battery of this size is inexpensive, and can be charged either via a 230-volt electrical outlet charging time two hours) or at an vehicle charging station. The is located at the back underneath the lighting module.

The centrepiece of the drive system is the lightweight 19 kg motor together with its and battery. Energy management is via a pulse inverter, which together with the 12-Volt converter for the vehicle electrical and the charger — forms an drive unit. All drive components are located compactly in an housing at the rear of NILS; is to the rear wheels.

The motor, and all other components are so compact there is still space for a but practical bootspace. The body-coloured above the rear lighting swings upward, revealing suitable for items such as a of drinks and a bag.

Optimal distribution helps to ensure Volkswagen NILS allows not only to commute with emissions, but also to have fun doing so. The lightweight NILS like a go-kart. The steering is mechanical (the low weight power assistance is unnecessary), the electric motor produces its torque of 130 Nm from standstill, via a transmission.

Suspension is by double wishbones and rear; while ESP (Electronic Programme) helps to tame any on the part of the driver.

Safety is of even more important fun, and NILS is fitted an automatic distance control This uses radar to scan the space in front of the over a distance of about 200 and uses brake interventions to that the distance to vehicles in in front of the car does not drop a specified minimum value. The can even automatically brake the car to a depending on the situation. Not only are the disc brakes used to electric traction by electric and battery regeneration can be used to as well. Last but not least, Assist is integrated in the automatic control system.

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This active system warns the of a potential collision; at speeds 30 km/h (18 mph), automatic can avoid a collision under circumstances.

The instrument cluster is a TFT display. The vehicle’s speed is digitally in the middle, while flow is represented by bars. graphic display offers on the driving range.

The second instrument is a mobile multifunctional like the one used in the new up. the Portable Device (PID). It is snapped theA-pillar to the right of the instrument Via touchscreen, the driver controls related to Navigation, Radio, Telephone, Trip computer and to preconfigure the driving range ‘Eco.

The PID computes the expected driving then it not only displays the on the map display, but also the radius and the destinations that can be reached the current battery charge.

To on weight and costs, certain elements and controls do without assistance. The side mirrors, for are adjusted manually. The heating and system has full electronic and there is seat heating. to the right of the steering column is the start-stop switch; this switch is also used to D, N or R.

The aluminium space frame was designed to be a highly effective cell. The body in white is from extruded aluminium, aluminium and sheet aluminium. The frame together with the mounts, a roll bar, the and the front bulkhead consist of sheet aluminium. Extruded is used in the side sills, the profiles and the front and rear car The front and rear side are aluminium.

Parts made of high-strength include the bumpers and the trim on the side sills.

The frames of the doors consist of three elements: an inner section, a reinforcement section and an exterior When closed, they optimal crash safety. The windows are made of lightweight, layered polycarbonate, while the window is made of laminated glass.

The headlights are striking modules, while the indicator and daytime running lights are and yellow LEDs. In the acrylic of the rear lights — in the rear section like wings — the light by LEDs is routed via transparent which (appropriately for an electric consume minimal amounts of

source. Volkswagen Press

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