In the Qatar Motor Show, 26-29 January 2011, Volkswagen introduced the newest concept of SEV (Super Efficient Vehicle), Volkswagen XL1. This car is a development of 2 previous versions, Volkswagen 1-Litre (2002) and L1 (2009). What is interesting from Volkswagen XL1?
First, we will discuss the design of this car. Volkswagen XL1 designs similar to Volkswagen L1, but there are some addition parts as well as the technology that makes it more dynamic. Almost the entire car body is made of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer), so that its weight becomes lighter. Volkswagen XL1 is equipped with electrically controlled air intakes, LED headlamps, and a protective rear wheels to prevent air turbulence.
For the engine, this car uses a hybrid system with a combination of 0.8-liter two-cylinder TDI engine (produced 48 hp) and an electric motor (producing 27 hp). Volkswagen XL1 using a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the electric motors uses a lithium-ion battery. Maximum speed of this car is just 100 mph, because there is electronically limited system. Volkswagen XL1 very economical in fuel use, 1 liter/100 km.
Unfortunately, this car cannot we have now. The plan, Volkswagen will just offer Volkswagen XL1 in 2013. So, you have time to save money, so if the car has been launched, you can simply buy them.