Volkswagen XL1 achieves 261MPG Concept Car Series

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261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 diesel plug-in to be produced in limited quantities

In 2013, the German automaker has announced its plans to produce XL1 Efficient Vehicle in limited The XL1 is the third in series of the Volkswagen’s efficient vehicle concepts. The a diesel-hybrid coupé  was first unveiled at Qatar Motor show and at the 2013 Geneva Motor Volkswagen claim  XL1 only 0.9 litre of fuel for 100 kilometres of the distance travelled.


means the car has a whopping fuel of 261mpg. Apart from the fuel mileage, the car has extraordinarily low dioxide emissions of 24g/Km. The car a diesel plug in hybrid and a sloppy streamlined body to cut (a coefficient drag of 0.189) and fuel mileage.

The hybrid can work in parallel or with an all electric range of 50 which is well enough for small trips to the nearby and daily commuting. It will be by an 800 cc two cylinder tdi diesel engine and a electric motor. In combined the diesel-electric duo will give a output of 140Nm of torque and 70 power.

Fuel economy is by shedding the excessive weight and a body.

The 800cc turbodiesel drives the XL1 s rear axle

  is not the first time that has come up with a futuristic saver car. The ambitions and of such a high mileage that consumes only a for each 100 kilometer travelled back to 2002 when Dr. Piech. Chairman of board of personally drove a prototype 1L car between Wolfsburg and Hamburg. The 1L car was a body design with seating arrangement and a aircraft style body flat that covers the rear and numerous others.

The car was powered by a  single 18 inch engine placed in the air. The car was and safety equipment such as air bag, anti skid stability controls as standard. The shell was made rigid and had crumple zones to keep the energy away from the compartment.

XL1 has an aerodynamically shaped and a flat under-tray to pass the air with less slippage

The concept vehicle, dubbed as the L1 by was showcased at the 2009 Frankfurt show. It grew in size and 381 kilos up by 90 kilos from the 1-Liter concept vehicle and was by an hybrid combination of 2 cylinder 800 cc TDI engine and a 10kW electric giving it a class mileage of over 235 mpg. It retained the seating arrangement of the 1-Liter vehicle.

The engine was a half version of the 1.6 TDI engine that powered Volkswagen cars. The officials indicated at limited production however, this never

Hybrid drivetrain layout for the XL1

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The third iteration, Volkswagen was unveiled to the public at 2011 Motor show. Instead of seat arrangement, it features a by side arrangement and a sloped resulting in a coefficient drag of 0.189.  It retains the hybrid from L1 concept vehicle drives the rear axle, a 5.5 kW lithium battery pack at the front.

The new XL1 features the same two cylinder 800 cc engine from the previous L1 The turbo diesel engine is enough to churn out 47 horsepower. It is to a seven speed dual DSG transmission and drives the rear The other driving unit of the hybrid configuration is a 27hp motor.

Surprisingly, the vehicle now more than the previous vehicles 1750 pound of Carbon fiber has been used for construction of chassis. claim that XL1 can cover 261 on a single gallon. The emissions are low, with XL1 only 21g/km of carbon dioxide.

Major contributing factor to the fuel economy is its aerodynamically body. Flat body covers the rear wheels. have replaced the side to reduce drag and provide a air flow with little

It has an all electric range of 50 kilometer is good enough for small

The car does not have a rear and relies on the to side mounted to see at back. The back lid can be pulled up to the nicely positioned diesel and the electric motor. The car has all the safety such as airbags, traction abs, and all other things found in a sedan as standard.

The has revealed plan to put the XL1 into The production will be restricted to 250 and each will be in the 50,000 regime.  priced at

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

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