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      05-16-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
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2010 VW car will have 200 plus mpg.

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http://green.yahoo.com/blog/ecogeek/...r-in-2010.html


So you're excited about the 2010 Prius with its modest mileage gains. Or maybe you really want a Chevy Volt with a 40-mile all-electric range.

2010, as we've noted, is going to be a good year for green cars.

But this is ridiculous.

VW has been talking for a long time about its L1 concept, so called because it uses a measly 1 liter of gasoline to go 100 km. For us Americans, that translates to about 230 miles per gallon.

Of course, the amazing mileage comes at a price. The car is tiny, more of a toboggan than a car. The single passenger actually sits behind the driver, like in a small airplane.

The tiny engine will only get the car up to about 75 mph and, as such, VW doesn't expect to sell a lot of these vehicles. Safety concerns might also keep the car from being a best seller. But, since it does have four wheels, it will have to meet all of the normal safety regulations for cars.

VW will continue to release details on the car, but it is firm that this vehicle will be produced by 2010. And, in terms of pure efficiency, its only real competitor will be the 300-mpg Aptera.


another vw production vehicle information.


As outrageous as the idea of a 1L/100km car sounds, more reports have emerged confirming the ultra-frugal car is in fact in development and that it could be on the market by as early as 2010. At last month’s Frankfurt Motor Show senior VW exec Ferdinand Pich claimed the car would be available by the end of the decade and now CEO Martin Winterkorn has backed up the claim as well as providing some of the production details.

First up Winterkorn stressed that the 1-Liter “would not be a best seller” and thus will only be produced in limited numbers. Its body will be constructed from plastic and magnesium and its power source will be a one-cylinder engine displacing just 0.3L. Top speed will be 120km/h and consumption will fall around the 1L/100km mark (235mpg), reports AFX.

If you still doubt that such a car could even be produced remember that VW developed a concept version back in 2002 that sipped just 0.89L/100km. Click here to read our previous story for more details on the VW 1-Liter.
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      05-16-2008, 04:41 AM   #2
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230 mpg? I'd by it if and when it comes out to replace my 50-60mpg civic vx commuter.
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230 mpg? I'd by it if and when it comes out to replace my 50-60mpg civic vx commuter.
Its body will be constructed from plastic and magnesium and its power source will be a one-cylinder engine displacing just 0.3L.


talking cheap and enviromantly friend dont you think so? plastic and magnesium body.. super light weight. 1 cylinder engine. talking about smaller than bike engine. bike engine got 2 cylinder =
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Its body will be constructed from plastic and magnesium and its power source will be a one-cylinder engine displacing just 0.3L.


talking cheap and enviromantly friend dont you think so? plastic and magnesium body.. super light weight. 1 cylinder engine. talking about smaller than bike engine. bike engine got 2 cylinder =
It's a means to achieve a goal I guess. Will still buy one if it comes out, esp with gas at its current price. I have no doubts we'll see $5/gallon soon, perhaps before this 230mpg car debuts.
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Why the fuck can't they just make a GD fucking normal looking car? I don't want to buy one of these off the wall, haven't shaved in months, never shower to save the planet, ugly-ass fucking cars.

Yes I used the F word 3 times.
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Why the fuck can't they just make a GD fucking normal looking car? I don't want to buy one of these off the wall, haven't shaved in months, never shower to save the planet, ugly-ass fucking cars.

Yes I used the F word 3 times.

Having a bad day ??
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Straight sausage fest up in there!
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i'd rock one if the price of gas was like 6 bucks or some crap.
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Straight sausage fest up in there!
Yeh, no kidding! Dynamic Duo!!!

Also can you imagine what the meets would be like? 'Sausagefest 2010'
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I suspect by the time this hits the market, all of you will have one on pre-order due to gas prices..

I'm considering getting a Smart car for the commute to work
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Imagine the driver farting, the passenger is fucked
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LOL.

Yea, I guess you could say that. It'll be much better in about 30 minutes.
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