VW unveils an ultra-efficient car

By Archean
Jul 30, 2011
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    Volkswagen has made a car it says can travel 313 miles on a gallon of diesel, and that emits just 24 grammes of carbon dioxide per kilometre travelled.

    The XL1, which seats two adults, combines a 0.8 litre two cylinder diesel engine with an electric motor.

    The car is constructed around a carbon fibre reinforced polymer monocoque to reduce the weight to just 795 kilos.

    It takes 12 seconds from 0 to 60mph, which is nearly a light year (jk) :p

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