Volkswagen XL1 Prototype, 100 km per liter

Despite being entirely a prototype that will not be marketed as such, this is the third model that the German manufacturer Volkswagen launches its line called "car for pound" aimed at building a model that can be mass produced and has This high capacity performance, the 100 miles per gallon.

The "secret" lies in its monoblock construction and is also attached plastic parts reinforced with carbon fiber. This car being a hybrid model has a two-cylinder TDI engine 35 kW / 48 hp electric motor 20 kW / 27 hp, a 7-speed automatic 'DSG'. Its lithium-ion is able to reduce CO2 emissions to 0.9 liters per 100 km and 24 g / km CO2 respectively.


Reaches up to 35km in electric mode and can be recharged by any current contact as well as recharged as you go through the energy recovery system after braking by the same electric motor as a generator.

The use of resin transfer molding has advanced to use plastic parts reinforced with carbon fiber is much less expensive to be a technique that they own the patent.