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    Report: Volkswagen to produce 260-mpg plug-in XL1 — Autoblog Green

    Well, what do you know? When Volkswagen decided to show off the latest version of its so-called one-liter car, the Formula XL1, at the Qatar Motor Show, we wondered out loud whether or not the German automaker would actually manage to put it into production. As it turns out, that's the plan, albeit at a very small scale.

    According to Automobilwoche (sub. req'd, via The Truth About Cars), Volkswagen will build 100 XL1s as a small batch of regular production machines... meaning they'll actually be offered for sale to the general populace. No word on what will power the production models, but the concept featured a two-cylinder TDI engine, electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. All that fuel-sipping goodness is enough to achieve an astonishing 0.9L/100 km – just over 260 mpg.
     
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    No info on what the production car will be like.

    Rocks, did you just fall off a turnip truck? Just because someone promises to make pie in the sky doesn't mean they will.
     
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    A solution to a problem that does not exist that creates a bigger problem. Every thing Old Crock proposes is bigger government with more control of our lives.

    Old Crock would of been happy living in a Marxist world.

    Lithium Shortage from Electric Cars, Hybrid Batteries - Electric Vehicles Lithium - The Daily Green

     
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    Haha, we do it again. Meanwhile your companies can only produce useless 20-feet-pickup-monsters!
     
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    smart car only gets 35 mpg. I'd hate to see that thing get hit head on by anything more massive than a bicycle.
     
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    I agree. My wife drives a Sienna van and so long as we are not on CA gasoline (where we only get around 27 MPG) we average between 30 and 32 MPG on the freeway. We've gotten as high as 36 MPG on the freeway (most of our travel) the city traffic will drop it down to around 24Mpg. All in a mini van.
     
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    The car is not in production so you haven't really done anything yet.

    And what's wrong with a truck? You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my pick up from my cold dead hands. I'm not driving around in a fucking tin can no matter how fuel efficient it is.

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