Volkswagen to produce super-efficient hybrid

Volkswagen said that it will produce the most fuel-efficient, most aerodynamic car ever made. The Volkswagen XL1, which will be made at a plant in Germany, uses carbonfiber  technology and has a fuel consumption rating of 261 mpg (0.9 litres per 100 km). The XL1 is a plug-in hybrid; in all-electric mode, it can cover up to 32 miles (51 km) per charge.

The hybrid, two-seater Volkswagen XL1. The world's most fuel-efficient car, surpassing Volkswagen's goal of 1 liter per 100 km. It is 153,1 inches long, 65.6 inches wide and 45.4 inches tall.
The hybrid, two-seater Volkswagen XL1. The world’s most fuel-efficient car, surpassing Volkswagen’s goal of 1 liter per 100 km. It is 153,1 inches long, 65.6 inches wide and 45.4 inches tall.

The car, which seats two, weighs just 1,953 pounds and has a drag coefficient of just Cd 0.19. It can cruise at 62 mph (99.77 kph) using 8.3 horsepower, from its two-cylinder, 47 horsepower TDI engine and a 27-horsepower electric motor. Top speed is 99 mph (159.33 kph).

The fuel consumption figure of 0.9 litres per 100 km has never been achieved by any other vehicle, Volkswagen claims, and represents “the third evolutionary stage” of the company’s so-called 1-litre strategy. That goal, enunciated more than a decade ago, was to produce a “practical” car with fuel consumption of 1 liter per 100 km (235 mpg). That vision, Volkswagen now says, has become reality with the XL1.

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