Volkswagen will start production of a super economic carbon hybrid XL1
Volkswagen has decided to launch a series of super economic carbon hybrid XL1. The debut of a new vehicle will be held at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and the first 50 cars will be assembled at the Osnabruck plant by the end of this year.
The manufacturer reported that the car is 100 km in the combined cycle consumes only 0.9 liters of fuel and produces 24 g / km emissions that is a quarter of the amount of producing of “green” Toyota Prius.
Under the hood hides XL1 power plant of 47-horsepower two-cylinder TDI and a 27-hp electric motor, this is fed by lithium-ion batteries of 5.5 kilowatt-hours, a seven-speed gearbox DSG. The car can be dispersed to 100 km/h in 12.7 seconds, and the top speed is 160 km/h.
Owing to the extensive use of carbon fiber in the construction the weight of a car is about 795 kilograms: the body weight is 230 pounds, the power plant (including batteries) are 227 pounds, 153 kg - chassis, 105 pounds - all electrics and 80 kilograms – the interior, including seats. The suspension is made of aluminum, anti-roll bars are carbon, and brake discs - ceramic.
Only on electricity the two-seater car can travel up to 50 km. And the full 10-liter fuel tank increases the travelling to 496 kilometers.
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