VW Formula XL1 Gets Crazy Fuel Economy

Posted: Jan 26 2011, 8:00am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

VW Formula XL1 Gets Crazy Fuel Economy
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Plug-in hybrid with serious fuel economy

VW has some fuel-efficient vehicles in its lineup. The company has announced a new prototype called the Formula XL1 that gets some crazy fuel economy of 0.9l/100km. Low emissions goes along with a green vehicle and the XL1 has CO2 emissions of 24 g/km.

The car is made with carbon fiber parts and a monocoque chassis for light weight and strength. The power plant for the car is a 2-cylinder TDI rated at 35kW and an e-motor rated for 20 kW. The prototype also uses a 7-speed transmission and can drive for 35km in full electric mode. The battery inside the car can be charged from a standard outlet at home.

The car has changed a bit over the development cycle losing the tandem seating of the original concept and moving to a traditional side-by-side arrangement. The small TDI engine is a scant 0.8L and is basically half of a 1.6L TDI from a VW Golf or Passat. The car is limited electronically to 160km/h max speed and can go 0-100km/h in 11.9 seconds. The driving range with a full 10-liter fuel tank is 550 km.

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