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Volkswagen XL1: 262 MPG Hybrid Concept Car

To answer a growing for efficient vehicles, Volkswagen a new hybrid electric concept car to with electric vehicles the Tesla Model S and hydrogen cars coming from Motors and Honda. The Volkswagen XL1 an amazing 262 mpg, and although it may hit streets in the United States, the behind the car could impact Volkswagen vehicles.


The keys to the incredible mileage in the XL1 were reducing the weight of the and eliminating wind resistance. The XL1 weighs 1,753 pounds s more than a thousand lighter than the Toyota which weighs in at 2,921

The wheels on the Volkswagen XL1 are as thin as bike’s and wrapped in custom rubber. The XL1 chassis is a single of molded carbon-fiber, and has a drag of only 0.189 similar to a

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The XL1 battery can propel the car for 31 miles at 62 mph on its and can fully recharge in just an and a half. With the two-cylinder, diesel engine, the Volkswagen XL1 can a maximum speed of 94 mph.

the Volkswagen XL1 sacrifices many of the features and conveniences most expect from modern in favor of efficiency. The Volkswagen XL1 have a backseat, power or power windows in order to weight. There is no radio or a for a smartphone, though the Volkswagen XL1 have Bluetooth.

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Most troubling is that the XL1 doesn’t have side a rear-view mirror or even a window. Instead, the Volkswagen XL1 has and requires the driver to monitor feeds to see around them. Neal Pollack described the XL1 on city streets as “terrifying.”

Volkswagen has only made 50 and they are primarily used for drives. A few Europeans won a Volkswagen XL1 an essay contest on green Volkswagen plans to produce 250 but said whether they sell them or not.

unlikely that the light-weight will ever make it to streets.

However, the technology the Volkswagen XL1 may find its way into Volkswagen vehicles. Volkswagen uses the two-cylinder engine in the Up, a vehicle in European markets. suspect that the innovative intake and carbon-fiber design make its way to new vehicles, and others speculated that Volkswagen use the design for an upcoming sports

Oh, and the XL1 features gull-wing doors. So if you about a futuristic, hyperefficient the XL1 could be perfect.

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