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Fuel Savings - Volkswagen confirms plans to build world's most fuel efficient car

Date: 22/02/2013 17:09:22
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Joe Elvin

Volkswagen has confirmed plans to build the world's most fuel-efficient car.

The XL1 will reportedly be capable of travelling 261 miles per gallon of petrol, thanks to the company's unique methods of reducing the car's weight and improving the car's aerodynamics.

According to gizmag.com, more than 20 per cent of the vehicle is constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The car will be able to travel a maximum of 50km in all-electric mode, releasing no carbon emissions in the process.

The fact that a car like this has actually made it into the production stage arguably highlights the increased importance that motorists are placing on fuel efficiency. Monitoring a car's fuel usage has become one of the key reasons to invest in vehicle tracking solutions.

A production version of the vehicle is set to be unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

In an interview with cambridge-news.co.uk, a Volkswagen spokesperson made it clear that a lot of experimentation was needed in order to achieve such great results.

They said: "The XL1 is an automotive hero that follows pure sports car design principles. [It] is currently the most fuel efficient and eco-friendly automobile in the world. The only reason that this vehicle could be built is because it redefined the limits of what is feasible both in terms of the technologies it utilises and its manufacturing method."

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