Volkswagen XL1 Arrives In Britain

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Volkswagen XL1 Arrives In Britain

More Green, But At What

The Volkswagen XL1 has turned heads a few times already this In July, it appeared in Britain for the first time, gliding the streets of London before its official debut at the Goodwood of Speed. Then earlier month, it made an appearance at the Annual Environmental Journalists in Chattanooga, US, where it demonstrated how exactly the future of motoring look and sound.

Now the production Volkswagen XL1 is finally on sale in You could, in theory, be driving one by the end of the

In theory . In practice, it s likely you ll never get behind the wheel of a XL1, which suggests this car was only ever to be a showcase of potential.

Volkswagen XL1 – An Impossible Ride

copies of the Oxford English will likely have a of the Volkswagen XL1 underneath the entry for edition”. Of the 250 set for production, only 30 will be made available to motorists, and this is very to change.

On top of that, the price tag at £90,000. Given that one of the draws of green motoring is in the long run, it s considerably than conventional driving, it s to argue that the Volkswagen XL1 a cost-effective choice.

And yet, the price tag and the sheer exclusivity attract the sort of buyer to make a statement with choice of wheels. And certainly, this sort of elite might choose an ultra-green car in of the usual fuel-hungry sports car do a lot to raise the profile and cool of green motoring. Should, for a footballer buy a Volkswagen XL1, we ll be at a landmark in the public acceptance of eco

Another happy side of the limited availability of the Volkswagen XL1 is the car will never be branded a With so few models available to and with such a high price, it s obvious that don t expect to sell many And given that sales are the sole indicator of a car s success, detractors are robbed of ammunition the outset.

So you might ask, if very few will ever see the car (let drive it), just is the point of the Volkswagen XL1? here we have a beautiful car that, thanks to technology, is of achieving up to 300mpg, with CO2 as low as 24g/km. In future years, technology as appeared for the very time in the Volkswagen XL1 will be commonplace.

What we have then, is nothing short of a into the future, a sneak of what we will ultimately for granted.

How Did They Do It?

Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

The combined fuel-economy and CO2 emission of the Volkswagen XL1 are probably the most ever seen. Of course, vehicles offer zero but they cannot hope to the range of the XL1, which can up to 100km on a single litre of whilst also being of 22 miles of purely electric

The XL1 is unbelievably light. For the drivetrain, a VW 1.6 TDI turbo diesel engine has chopped in half and coupled a 14hp electric motor. combined with the carbon construction, results in an overall of just 800kg.

On top of that, the car s whilst resembling the sleek of the future promised by particularly sci-fi artists, is actually the of a ten year development dedicated to the very best in drag-reduction and

A staggered seating system on the makes the narrower shape resulting in a drag coefficient of 0.186. On top of this, the wing-mirrors been replaced with cameras for optimum slipperiness.

All and much more, serves to just why the Volkswagen XL1 can manage unbelievable 300mpg. As we speak, and engineers across the world well be strip-mining the schematics in to unlock the secrets of the Volkswagen ushering in, as they go, a new age of motoring in supreme fuel-efficiency goes with sublime design, comfort and irresistible desirability.

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


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