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Volkswagen XL1 Chosen for Designs of the Exhibit

by Stanley Yee on 04.05.2014

The Volkswagen XL1 has been selected to the Transportation segment in London’s Museum display. The XL1 hybrid was to offer maximum efficiency for a capable vehicle.

Volkswagen of Design Klaus Bischoff with a team with the to find the limits of energy Their benchmark to beat was a liter’ car, a car which travel 100 kilometers on a single of fuel — equivalent to 282 The team met the goal with to spare, and the final result was a car of getting 313 MPG.

Key to the Volkswagen XL1’s fuel is the careful attention to aerodynamics. The car was to create as little drag as with traditional side mirrors replaced with side cameras and bodywork the rear wheel wells. The low drop shaped body is from carbon fiber polymer (CFRP), keeping low and strength high. The resulting coefficient measures just much lower than production cars. It is so aerodynamic in neutral conditions, it can maintain a of around 60 mpg using only 8

Propulsion, of course, is equally as for the XL1’s efficiency. The hybrid in the XL1 uses an 800cc, two cylinder engine supplemented by a small motor. The hybrid system less than 80 combined bringing carbon emissions to 21 grams per kilometer. A 7-speed clutch transmission delivers to the wheels.

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The Designs of the Year awards are now in seventh year, gathering the innovation in a variety of fields Architecture, Digital, and Transportation The nominees will be on display at the Museum in London until 25.

Toyota also built a selected for the competition. The Toyota as it is called, was designed as a more answer to the automobile. The ME.WE a fully electric drivetrain, on a tubular aluminum chassis, removable body panels are much lighter than steel bodywork. Weighing in at 1,650 lbs, the ME.WE’s low and individually driven wheels efficiency and simplicity.

The Designs of the exhibit will feature from famous designers and projects alike. The designs then be put in a head-to-head vote, by museum visitors.

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