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World`s most efficient car Volkswagen XL1 debuts in Beijing

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 18:28

Beijing: Volkswagen XL1 hybrid car, the world`s first 1-liter vehicle, has made its debut in Beijing.

The vehicle, dubbed `the world`s most efficient car`, consumes only 0.9 liter of fuel when traveling 100 kilometers.

To achieve such high efficiency, VW has followed three main ideas: making cars that are light, aerodynamic and that have a low center of gravity.

The car weighs just 1,753 pounds by using carbon fiber polymers, magnesium, ceramics and aluminum in its various parts.

It`s small as well, measuring just 153.1 inches in length, and 65.6 inches across and 45.5 inches from ground to roof.

The car has a sleek, aerodynamic look, the back wheels are covered and mirrors on the doors are digital cameras instead of the wind grabbing old-school variety, the body is also tapered, Physorg reports.

VW has given operators several options when driving the vehicle-it can be run as an all-electric, all- gasoline, or as a hybrid.

During the `experience day for new energy cars` held by Volkswagen Group China , the plug-in diesel hybrid car was shown off to the news media and visitors.

It is said that only 250 units will be produced for sale across the world.

First Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 14:47
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