300 MILES to the gallon is what the worlds most fuel efficient car promises.

Engineers in Germany are finally able to construct a lightweight fuel efficient Car which is environment friendly as well and this all made possible with new construction Techniques and a hybrid drive -train.

The Car is named as Volkswagen XL1 and emits 24 g/km of carbon dioxide and is as large as a Polo but as low and streamlined as a Lamborghini. 

The car models are limited to 250 and are being sold for €111,000 (£92,490) – and there is no right-hand-drive version available. 

The German engineers are finally out to give a incredibly efficient car to save motorists money . They claim that the car can do a staggering 313 miles per gallon. An innovative futuristic-looking body and hybrid drive-train to dramatically increase fuel economy.

 

Engineers at Volkswagen have made what they claim is the world's most fuel efficient production car, which can do a staggering 313 miles per gallon

Its a two-seat diesel-electric hybrid car which emits 24 g/km of carbon dioxide, which the German auto manufacturer says sets a new benchmark for vehicle efficiency.

The car’s fuel efficiency of 313 miles per gallon compares favourably with Toyota’s Prius, which typically does 44mpg in city driving conditions and Ford’s Fiesta, which does 31mpg on average.

In theory, it could be driven from the centre of London to the outskirts of Edinburgh in a straight line, using just one gallon of fuel.

The XL1 was designed from scratch and is lightweight as some steel components, including the chassis, have been replaced by carbon fibre so that the car weighs in at just 795kg.

The Volkswagen XL1 'super efficient vehicle' features new construction techniques, an innovative futuristic-looking body and hybrid drive-train to dramatically increase fuel economy

 

VOLKSWAGEN XL1 SPEC

The car can do 313 miles per gallon.

It combines new construction techniques, a super aerodynamic design and a hybrid-drive train to be so fuel efficient.

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The two-seat diesel-electric hybrid car emits 24 g/km of carbon dioxide.

It weighs in at just 795kg and has ‘scissor doors’

It measures almost four metres long, 1.7metres wide and just 1.2metres tall.

It is powered by a compact 800 cc two-cylinder diesel engine and together with the 20kW electric motor.

In pure electric mode, the XL1 can travel up to 35km before the diesel engine cuts in.

The car can go from 0-60mph in 11.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 99mph

Just 200 of the cars are on sale and cost €111,000 (£92,490) as they are hand crafted.

The edgy design is intended to reduce drag and it features ‘scissor doors’  which were famously featured in the DeLorean DMC-12, used in the Back to the Future films.

To achieve the target fuel consumption figure the XL1 was aerodynamically optimised, adopting a classic ‘tear drop’ shape and using innovations such as removing traditional wing mirrors and replacing them with small cameras called e-Mirrors, which transmit exterior images to interior displays.

Volkswagen’s car measures almost four metres long and 1.7metres wide, making it similar in size to the VW Polo, yet it is just 1.2metres tall, making it a similar height to a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

It is powered by a compact 800 cc two-cylinder diesel engine and together with the 20kW electric motor, it car can travel over 600 miles on a single tank of fuel.

The XL1 was designed from scratch and is lightweight as some steel components (an exploded view is pictured), including the chassis, have been replaced by carbon fibre so that the car weighs in at just 795kg

The model gets its name from the car’s European fuel efficiency rating and was originally designed to use less than one litre of fuel per 100km – the equivalent of 282mpg – although it now exceeds this.

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In pure electric mode, the XL1 can travel up to 35km before the diesel engine cuts in.

The car can go from 0-60mph in 11.9 seconds and its electronically limited top speed is 99 mph.

The XL1's edgy design is intended to reduce drag and it features 'scissor doors' (pictured) famously featured in the DeLorean DMC-12, which was used in the Back to the Future films

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The XL1’s edgy design is intended to reduce drag and it features ‘scissor doors’ (pictured) famously featured in the DeLorean DMC-12, which was used in the Back to the Future films

To achieve the target fuel consumption figure the XL1 was aerodynamically optimised, adopting a classic 'tear drop' shape and using innovations such as removing traditional wing mirrors and replacing them with small cameras called e-Mirrors (pictured), which transmit exterior images to interior displays

The XL1 is manufactured – at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück factory in Germany, which also produces the Golf Cabriolet and Porsche Boxster.

Only 250 of the XL1 cars been made, with a total of 200,000 available for sale, as 50 of the vehicles were pre-production models.

 

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Anurag

Engineer by responsibility and Blogger by choice, Hi I am Anurag Ajmera from Ajmer (by birth) and living in Karnal and Delhi NCR for the last 20 years of my 24 years of life. Passionate about trekking, coding and discovering. I love to meet new people and do sketching in my spare time. Hard on my principles and soft on my skills I love to play football. Vegetarian by force I have respect for nature and its beauty.

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Anurag

Engineer by responsibility and Blogger by choice, Hi I am Anurag Ajmera from Ajmer (by birth) and living in Karnal and Delhi NCR for the last 20 years of my 24 years of life. Passionate about trekking, coding and discovering. I love to meet new people and do sketching in my spare time. Hard on my principles and soft on my skills I love to play football. Vegetarian by force I have respect for nature and its beauty.

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