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Volkswagen XL1

Press releases

  • 04/19/13

    The new XL1

    The XL1 by Volkswagen is the most efficient production car in the world with a fuel consumption of 0.9 l/100km. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can also be driven for up to 50 kilometres locally in pure electric mode, i.e. with zero emissions at point of use. The XL1 is an automotive hero that follows pure sports car design principles: low weight (795 kg), perfect aerodynamics (Cd 0.189) and a low centre of gravity (1,153 mm high). This gives the efficient Volkswagen the ability to cruise on the road at a constant speed of 100 km/h using just 6.2 kW / 8.4 PS. In all-electric mode, the XL1 requires less than 0.1 kWh to cover a driving distance of over one kilometre.

Background Reports

  • 02/21/13

    The XL1

    High-tech manufacturing:Body of new XL1 weighs just 230 kgMonocoque and exterior parts are produced from lightweight CFRPVolkswagen has set up handcrafting-like manufacturing for the XL1 in Osnabrück