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Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars



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Smaller than a Golf and than a Boxster, Volkswagen s XL1 like a bijou supercar. It has a thigh-high, carbon-fiber composite butterfly wing doors, a powertrain, and a seven-speed dual-clutch The XL1 is a supercar of a different sort, It won t hit 200 mph, but it will go more 200 miles on a single gallon of

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In on the official European combined cycle, the XL1 is rated at 261 mpg. and American fuel-consumption tests are different, but VW engineers say an equivalent EPA city/highway number would be 20 percent lower — 209 mpg. What does mean? It means you could the 2800 miles from Monica Pier to downtown on about 55 bucks worth of And a bit of electricity.

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Perhaps what s most about this little plug-in hybrid, however, is it wouldn t be stuck in the freeway lane the whole way. a combined system output of 68 hp and 103 lb-ft, acceleration is understandably — VW claims 0-60 mph about 12.5 seconds but during our brief test the XL1 was content to happily bowl a Swiss freeway at 70-75 the diesel twin purring at a over 2100 rpm. The XL1 s top is electronically limited to 100 mph.

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under the door and into the of the XL1, and you re greeted with a lot of VW hardware, right down to the and switchgear, though most of it is bespoke to the XL1. The steering is small, with a flattened and the DSG shifter looks like a version of the one you ll find in a Golf The small, fixed nav screen is the unit from the Up.

VW s cute city car.

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You don t so much fire the XL1 up as it on. The hybrid system gives to the 27-hp electric motor possible. Squeeze the long-travel pedal and the XL1 oozes away a distant high-pitched whine.

The 800cc parallel twin — architecturally, it s one half of VW s 1.6-liter TDI four — like one of those air mattress pumps when it first up, a rapid chocka-chocka-chocka-chocka-chocka-chocka in your ear.

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The electric motor is situated the diesel engine and the seven-speed DSG At low speeds and with modest inputs, the XL1 will run a considerable solely on electric power the diesel kicks in. Press a and the XL1 will stay in pure EV for up to 30 miles, courtesy of a 5.5-kW-hr battery pack allowing running in city areas. of the power flow is impressive: when the chocka-chocka of the little overwhelms the whine of the electric are you aware of any change in how forward is being accomplished.

The transitions are smooth and seamless.

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Just any supercar, the XL1 demands compromises. It s because there is very sound deadening, which keep overall weight to 1750 lb. Not only do you clearly both engines, but you also the tires on the pavement, the suspension over the bumps, and the curious of the tiny carbon-ceramic disc as you came to halt. VW engineers an active noise cancellation but discarded the idea because of and the fact that it would precious power.

Mechanical is part of the XL1 experience, just it is in a Pagani Huayra.

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What you don t hear of, however, is the wind. With a Cd of 0.189, the XL1 is the most aerodynamic car in history. It cleaves the air like a hot through butter, and, at 50 mph or the dull roar of the tires cancels out any engine noise.

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It s been years since we ve driven a new car power steering, so the XL1 s manual is at first a bit of a shock. It s heavy in turns at slow speeds, and up in faster corners. But you do know what s going on with the tires. It s old school and kind of

The regenerative braking system, by is almost state of the art in pedal and consistency.

VW has not announced a price for the saying only that it offer what it calls financing to get customers into the and that just 250 will be hand-built on a special production at VW s Osnabrück plant in northwestern Simple auto industry suggest this is easily the expensive Volkswagen ever — after all, technologies mean a supercar tag — and that it s a money So why build it? It s a lighthouse car, VW Group RD chief Ulrich

This is the technology spearhead of the VW and all the brands will benefit.

: The XL1 is powered by a source of 800cc turbo power (half BlueMotion), producing 47bhp. It the 27bhp electric motor is powered by a lithium ion battery. can be imposed on internal plug, allows the car to travel 35 km (22 miles) on alone. The electric motor can be used to support the torque of the engine in the full throttle lifting the figure of £ 74m to £ 103 feet, but it contributes to the overall effectiveness is beyond the regular production XL1 8bhp only requires to a constant speed of 62 mph, requires a 1.6 TDI Golf 18bhp to the same feat. The result is a car you can go back and let 313.9 mpg only of CO2 — the same time a maximum speed of 100 mph (electronically and 0-62 mph time of 11.9sec. its relatively small 10-liter of diesel, there are several XL1 340 km.

Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

In its press release of February 27, here s what Volkswagen about the XL1:

Volkswagen to XL1 by handcrafting-like production methods at its plant in Germany

XL1 is the most production car ever

0.9 litre fuel consumption was a vision – now it is a

Wolfsburg, 21 February 2013 – The XL1 Volkswagen is the most fuel-efficient car in the world, with a fuel value of 0.9 l/100 km. Thanks to its hybrid system, the two-seater can cover a distance of up to 50 km in all-electric and therefore with zero emissions.

The XL1 is an automotive hero follows pure sports car principles: low weight (795 perfect aerodynamics (Cd 0.189) and a low of gravity (1,153 mm high). gives the efficient Volkswagen the to cruise on the road at a constant of 100 km/h using just 6.2 kW / 8.4 PS. In mode, the XL1 requires less 0.1 kWh to cover a driving distance of one kilometer.

High-tech lightweight perfect aerodynamics and a plug-in system – consisting of a two-cylinder TDI (35 kW / 48 PS), E-motor (20 kW / 27 PS), dual clutch gearbox and lithium-ion battery – all make it for the new Volkswagen XL1 to emit just 21 of CO2. If necessary, the XL1, a top speed of 160 km/h, can accelerate to 100 in just 12,7 seconds. 0.9 l/100 km fuel consumption is a figure that has not been by any other vehicle to date, and it how Volkswagen is redefining what is feasible in carmaking.

Conceptually, the XL1 represents the third stage of Volkswagen’s 1-litre car When the new millennium was ushered in, Dr.

Ferdinand Piëch, who is today of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, the visionary goal of bringing to a production car that was practical in use with fuel consumption of one per 100 km. In the two-seat XL1, this has become reality. Despite the efficiency of the XL1, developers came up with a body which delivers more utility than in the two previous

While the driver and passenger sat in a arrangement for optimal aerodynamics in the L1, the car presented in 2002 and in 2009, in the XL1 two sit slightly offset, side by nearly as in a conventional vehicle.

The XL1 is mm long, 1,665 mm wide and 1,153 mm tall. By usual standards these are extreme For comparison: a Polo has a similar (3,970 mm) and width (1,682 mm) but is taller (1,462 mm).

Even a purebred sports car today’s Porsche Boxster is 129 mm (1,282 mm). So, the XL1 will a spectacular appearance – a car of the future, for today.

VW Group chairman Winterkorn promised it will be by 2013 “at an affordable price.” Car Magazine thinks that the VW XL1 be somewhere around the equivalent of Qatar won’t get it—and the probably won’t, either—but is just the thing European have been waiting

Sorry USA. American s buy them all at $50,000 a pop.

of an article appearing in the June issue of Motor Trend . an article dated August 1, appearing in All About Super Cars . an article dated 18, 2013 appearing in The Superslice and a uploaded on YouTube on February 27,

Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
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Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
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