Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong […]
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There are rumors that there is a BMW concept car that gets 588 mpg. It is a 4 door car and weighs just 2,600 lbs. Will it be part of the “i’ family of cars?
William Shatner is the perfect guy to help sell the VW e-Golf,starring in a German commercial with an appearence by Leonard Nimory and the Volkswagen XL1.
Spawned from the same creative minds that gave us the 264 MPG Volkswagen XL1 comes the Volkswagen XL Sport. That extra word denotes a totally different car.
Volkswagen is working on a four-passenger, four-door version of the hyper-efficient 256 MPG XL1. Can they double the passengers but keep the MPG rating?
Lessons learned from the Volkswagen XL1 will be applied to the next-generation Volkswagen Golf, which is already being designed to the Euro5 standards.
Volkswagen XL1 takes “premium” and “efficiency” to the next level with its 261 MPG rating and $169,000 price tag. At what cost efficiency?
Dr. Christian Malorny of Berlin, Germany has purchased and taken delivery of the first 261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 production car.
Is the next order of “supercars” less concerned with performance and more concerned with fuel economy? That could be the case if the success of the Volkswagen XL1 super-hybrid is any indicator. Despite indicating it would only build 200 of the XL1 super-hybrids, Volkswagen has let it slip that demand and interest exceeds planned production.
Hot on the heels of the official launch of the Volkswagen e-Up! and Volkswagen e-Golf electric vehicles, the Germany automaker has announced its intentions to offer up to 40 alt-fuel models in coming years. 14 of those alternatively-powered vehicles will hit the market in the next year.
Built as one of a series of fuel-efficient concepts, the Volkswagen XL1 Concept debuted with a 261 mpg rating and little hope for going into production. But demand and interest was so great that Volkswagen was all but forced to build a limited production run of the so-called “one-liter car”, and unofficial pricing info reveals a starting MSRP of around $145,000 in Germany.
The guys at Opposite Lock recently compared this 2002 concept car from Opel to Volkswagen’s recently launched X1 high-mpg supercar. What kind of epic progress has 12 years of scientific advancement brought us? Not as much as you’d think, actually!
The Volkswagen XL1 has the chance to really shake up the market for fuel efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles, much like the legendary GM EV1. But like the EV1, Volkswagen wants to exert a certain level of control over these super-expensive fuel sippers, and as such they will only be available for lease, at least for now.
Volkswagen has found renewed interest in its line of diesel engines as gas prices stay stubbornly high. With diesel engines growing in popularity, word has filtered out that a high-performance turbodiesel engine producing around 134 horsepower per liter is in development at the German automaker, and it will be hooked to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Volkswagen has designed a PHEV that achieved 314 MPG partly due to its highly efficient diesel-electric propulsion system. Not only are diesel engines much more efficient than gasoline engines, but electric motors are far more efficient than both of them, so Volkswagen combined diesel and electricity to achieve this. It is called the VW XL1, and Volkswagen hopes to sell about 250 of these unpriced super hybrids.
It is hard to believe that automakers once obsessed with gas-guzzling monster SUVs are now making incredible strides towards previously unthinkable fuel efficiency. An Audi executive revealed that the German automaker is working on a project known as the “1.0-litre car” that will seat four people and deliver up to 282 mpg.