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