Volkswagen's One-Liter Car


Volkswagen's new microcar will seat two people and get a stunning 235 miles per gallon!
Volkswagen's had its super-thrifty One-Liter Car concept vehicle -- so named because that's how much fuel it needs to go 100 kilometers -- stashed away for six years. The body's made of carbon fiber to minimize weight (the entire car weighs just 660 pounds) and company execs didn't expect the material to become cheap enough to produce the car until 2012.

But VW's decided to build the car two years ahead of schedule.

A limited number of cars will be produced in 2010. The car will use a two-cylinder diesel hybrid engine, and will automatically shut off at stoplights -and (we hope) automatically restart when you hit the gas pedal. http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/07/laugh-at-high-g.html -via the Presurfer

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Wow all these scaredie-cats afraid they would be run over by a bigger car or hummer or truck when in this vehicle!!! I guess none of these people would dare ever get on a motorcycle OMG what a death trap!!! LMFAO get real people, you stand a much better chance of dropping dead from heart disease, diabetes, or lung cancer thanks to the American diet and your cigarettes you seem to need "fresh air" to smoke! Now that gets me too, you inhale tobacco smoke laden with carcinogen additives but want fresh air LOL.
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It just goes to show economical & fuel effecient cars have been and are available. Can you hear me Detroit? We should not need to reach out overseas. As to the size: Defensive driveing, know your surroundings and know what you and your car can and can not do. It is alot safer than the electric and gas scooters that so many people are going over to. I have a Saturn SL2 but I would like to check these out when they are ready. Fun and Great gas mileage. (second car ?)
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i would buy one! and about heavy being better, the back of that heavy car wil be force that is triyng to kill you. (motorcyles are waaaaaaaaaay unsaver, and they still get used.)
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