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Volkswagen XL1 review

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Volkswagen XL1 review

Volkswagen XL1 The “World’s Most Fuel

VW, Hesitant About Electric Now In The Fast Lane.

Volkswagen’s electric XL1 plug-in hybrid car will soon go on sale in numbers across Europe, is the fuel efficient and aerodynamic car in the world, capable of more 300 miles per gallon.

The XL1 also a big turnaround for VW, which until had soft-pedalled on electrification. At the Frankfurt Car in September, VW said it would 14 vehicles through next with alternative engines introducing electric versions of the family car and Up city car. VW, biggest car maker, has also it plans to offer up to 40 electric or cars over an unspecified scale.

The tear-drop shaped two-seater which looks remarkably a tidied up version of the ill-fated Motors EV1 electric car from can cover up to 30 miles-50 kms on its battery The overall range is 500 kms-310 The lithium ion battery, which at the front of the car, can be charged by the while driving, by regenerative as the car free wheels, and by plugging in to house. To achieve maximum the wing-mirrors have been by cameras which display on a in front of the driver.

VW will have produced 200 by the end of the year at the plant in Osnabruck, so don’t expect to spy many on the

The XL1’s high-tech lightweight means it weighs only lbs-795 kgs. Top speed is to 100 mph, which takes 12.7 seconds from The rear-wheel drive XL1 is powered by a of an 800 cc, two-cylinder 47 hp diesel and a 27 hp electric located behind the driver, and has a automatic gearbox.

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Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

The XL1 is a development of lightweight vehicles proposed by VW had the occupants sitting in line, motor cycle riders. But in the the passengers sit side-by-side, with the slightly offset. VW didn’t say The doors open upwards, style.

The XL1 is slightly shorter than Polo city car, and than a Porsche Boxster.

said it is producing large of the XL1 in lightweight and strong carbon reinforced polymer (CFRP). All body parts as well as like anti-roll bars are made of CFRP. Only percent of the XL1 is constructed from VW said in a crash, CFRP is enough to provide the necessary space for the driver and passenger.


To save weight, VW used no muffling materials. That not please buyers. Nor will the sound of the ceramic brakes.

VW now positive, even bullish, the future of hybrids and has signalled investment and a push for these said Stefano Aversa, analyst at Alix Partners.

“VW has the most contrarian to the electric saying there’s still to get from diesel. It’s now converted,” Aversa said.

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