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Hyper-efficient Volkswagens

This is the worlds most fuel efficient car in 2013 (133 km/liter; 313 MPG), the Volkswagen 313 MPG XL1.
Weight: 771 kg.
Top speed: 160 km/h, 100 mph

Obviously this car is the horror for oil companies and many suspect that that is the real reason why these kind of cars are not allowed in the US, the cartel and 1% Nirvana.

[whydontyoutrythis.com] – Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient
[snopes.com] – article debunks claims that XL1 is not allowed on US roads because of Big Oil conspiracy.
[jalopnik.com] – We Drove The 261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 In Manhattan Because You Can’t

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Hybrid diesel/electricity
Efficiency: 110 km/l, 256.8 mpg
Price: 22200 euro, 28000 $
E-Range: 50 km, 31 mile

[autoexpress.co.uk] – VW twin up!
[telegraph.co.uk] – Volkswagen Up Twin Drive concept review

Editor: the standard car is based on an outdated concept. Just position yourself next to a busy road and watch the cars passing by, to verify that the average occupation rate of the standard 5-seater car is ca. 1.25, meaning that 3.75 chairs are superfluous. So why not design a 1 or 2-person car, like the XL1 above?

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