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Special Drive: Volkswagen XL1 by Henny Hemmes +VIDEO


LOS ANGELES — December 31, By concentrating on different forms of and flexible production, the Volkswagen will be able to anticipate developments in sustainable mobility. The test drive with the XL1 the car manufacturer’s commitment, contained in the strategy.

During the recent Los Auto Show, I was invited to a couple of laps with the XL1 on the parking lot of Hollywood Park racing track in Inglewood, south of LA. The XL1 is the world’s most efficient car and showcases a futuristic design combined with fuel efficiency. In the European the sleek car has a consumption of 260 mpg (US), 21 g/km CO2, and a range of 31 in all-electric mode. My drive was intended as a test, but just to get the of the XL1’s drivability and to show that will make its way mass production in the near

Henny Hemmes slides the Volkswagen XL1

In 2002, when the first introduced their 1-liter car, it was designed to 100 km (62 miles) on 1 liter of fuel mpg U.S.). Seven years the concept car was changed and called L1, and two ago it became the XL1. Last Volkswagen started to build a series of 250 units to be sold in at a price of about $145,000.

After swinging the gull-wing upwards and stepping inside, I was not by an unusual cabin. The dashboard of the XL quite simple, more what you would expect of a driver. With the exception of the on which the small cameras at doors project what you usually see in rear view

The flat-bottom steering wheel in-and-out egress into the low car and it looks sporty, too. The position is low, but I do not mind at all, while the two-seater ample leg room.

Cut-way of the Volkswagen XL1

Volkswagen XL1

When the start button, you hear but the electric motor brings the IP to and after shifting the handle of the double clutch transmission D, off we can go! First we drive a couple of all-electric and steer the XL1 through the that are set up for a short slalom. The car is to handle and quite fun really. we push it more, the 800 cc two-cylinder kicks in a with typical sound. But when warmed up, and to a balance shaft, the halved 1.6 TDI runs smoothly in the back of the The XL1 feels light too. No since its body is made of (carbon fiber reinforced and the weight of the car is only 1,750 Wind noise is absent, to the aerodynamics resulting in a low Cd-value of Even though the XL1 is built in a series, it indeed gives an of what we can expect of the Volkswagen in the near future.

The package of plans was also in Los Angeles during a sustainability led by dr. Rudolf Krebs, VW Group’s for electric drive systems.

Key aspects: the Group wants to be the in e-mobility in 2018 and is planning to models in all segments, up to some 40. In the brands of the group will a total of 14 such models, hybrid electric, battery or plug-in hybrid electric to those with very internal combustion engines, CNG. Please stay for the report on Volkswagen’s ‘bumper-to-bumper’-

XL1 Specifications

Drive system diesel hybrid, rear-wheel

Engine 2-cylinder TDI Clean

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