VW to Build 250 XL1 314 MPG PHEVs

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.

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261 MPG VW XL1 Concept Confirmed for 2013 Production

Remember the world’s most fuel-efficienct car? Volkswagen has been showing off increasingly-efficient versions of their original 1L concept for the past decade…and now it appears as though VW will do more than tease use. According to one VW exec, the German automaker will start a smaller series of production of the XL1 in Germany starting in 2013.

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