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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I want one . It beats riding a motor bike in the wet

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The Most Economic Car in the World will be on sale next year:

Its a  car that will get you back and forth to work on the  cheap... $600 for the car. 258 miles per  gallon...

Only a one seater however - Talk about cheap  transportation....

It looks like Ford, Chrysler and GM missed the  boat again!

This $600 car is no toy and is  ready to be released in China next year. The  single seater aero car totes VW (Volkswagen)  branding.

Volkswagen did  a lot of very protected testing of this car in  Germany, and announced only now where the  car will make its first  appearance.

The car  was introduced at the VW stockholders meeting as the  most economical car in the world is  presented.

The initial objective of the  prototype was to prove that 1 litre of fuel could  deliver 100 kilos of  travel.


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Spartan interior doesn't  sacrifice safety.
The aero  design proved essential to getting the desired  result.
The body is 3.47 meters long and  just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter  high.The prototype was made completely of carbon fibre  and is not painted to save  weight.

The  power plant is a one cylinder diesel, positioned ahead  of the rear axle and combined with an automatic  shift controlled by a knob in the  interior.

Safety was not  compromised as the impact and roll-over protection is  comparable to the GT racing  cars.

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From conception to production: 3  years and the company is headquartered in Hamburg ,  Germany ... Will be selling for 4000 Yuan, equivalent  to US $600..
Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons 
Speed = 62 – 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258  miles/gallon
Distance with a full tank = 404 miles

I went to check the official press releases on this. Hoax and other such words find their way into the web. Then again you never know who is fuelling this.

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On the other hand ere is a earlier prototype on a VW stand in 2009 motor show