The car spends 1 liter of gasoline each 100 kilometers, which is the equivalent of 235 miles per gallon.
It would be interesting to note that the new vehicle represents an upgraded version of the VW L1 model and is equipped with an ultra-efficient diesel engine that runs in cooperation with an electric motor. The latter is powered by a lithium-ion battery.
The 2-cylinder diesel engine of the new VW can work in two modes: eco and sport. If the eco mode is activated, the vehicle registers 27 hp/4,000 rpm, while in the sport mode this figure reaches 39 hp.
In the sport mode the car will be able to register a maximum speed of 160 km/h (99mph).
Another interesting fact is that the car is made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics, which makes the vehicle very lightweight, thus considerably cutting fuel consumption. When fully fuelled, the vehicle’s weight is just 380kg (838 pounds).
This concept car is expected to be officially launched in 2013, having a price tag of $29,500.
[via Green Optimistic]