Friday, January 28, 2011
New VW manages 239 miles per gallon
Niall Firth, technology editor, newscientist.com, 27 January 2011
In a world of soaring fuel prices it's certainly a smart move.
While Volkswagen's new XL1 "Super Efficient Vehicle" might look like a "futuristic" concept car designed sometime in the late 1980s, its figures are undoubtedly impressive.
Unveiled at the Qatar motor show on Tuesday night, the XL1 claims an incredible fuel consumption of just 0.9 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 239 miles per gallon). VW also says it emits just 24 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre. Read more>>