The new 300 mile per gallon Volkswagon XL1 not sold in America. Now why would this be? The two-person concept car produced by Volkswagen is produced with lightweight materials, a streamlined body and an engine and transmission designed and tuned for economy.
You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, because many speculators believe the oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. Which means the powers who be, are preventing such a design to hit the American highways.
For light weight, the car uses an unpainted carbon fibre skin over a magnesium-alloy subframe. Individual components have been designed to be low weight, including engine, transmission, suspension, wheels (carbon fibre), brakes (aluminium), hubs (titanium), bearings (ceramic), interior, and so on. Empty vehicle weight is 629 pounds.
No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to corporate oil profits, ignorance is bliss.
Volkswagen Technical Developer Christian Kolano to give us an in depth look at the limited production 283 MPG two seater from the future. The 2014 Volkswagen XL1 is powered by a turbo diesel two cylinder combined with an electric motor and a 7 speed dual clutch automatic mounted behind the passenger compartment.