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Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes

Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes

Ah, conspiracy theories and urban legends. They lure us in with the promise of dark plots and amazing events--even as our rational minds suggest they're likely not true. Now the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 economy car, the highly aerodynamic two-seat diesel plug-in hybrid we drove last fall, has... read more

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2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

Volkswagen XL Sport: Ducati Gives Ultra-Efficient VW More Power

Volkswagen is working on a sportier version of its hyper-efficient XL1 plug-in. During a presentation at the University of Vienna, Volkswagen board chairman Ferdinand... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

VW Plans XL1-Derived Vehicles, Ultra-Budget Car

Volkswagen is best-known for its diesel vehicles for those associating the German automaker with fuel efficiency, but its future plans stretch well beyond endless TDI models... read more July 8, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

2014 Volkswagen XL1: First Drive Of Wolfsburg's 261-MPG Car

Look out, owners of 200-mph testosterone-supplement poster cars. If there ever was a real hypercar, it's the Volkswagen XL1. Although in recent years the term hypercar has... read more July 3, 2013 by  5


 
Volkswagen XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Gets "Just" 120 MPG In Real-World Drive

While the assembled hoardes drooled over Ferraris, Porsches and McLarens at March's Geneva Motor Show, those of a greener disposition were more interested in another vehicle... read more June 10, 2013 by  22


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen XL1's Technology Will Filter Down To Other VWs

As the Geneva Motor Show finally closes its doors to the public, many will go home lusting after the LaFerrari or McLaren's P1 hypercars. For others though, the show's... read more March 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva

Will this be the car that finally makes the ultra-aerodynamic and futuristic GM EV1 electric car look old-fashioned? Today, VW Group took the wraps off the production version... read more March 5, 2013 by  15


 
Volkswagen XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid

261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 Production Confirmed, Debuts Geneva

Volkswagen has toyed with the idea of cigar-shaped ultra-eco cars for some time now, but a production car is finally on the way. The Volkswagen XL1 is a plug-in diesel hybrid... read more February 21, 2013 by  26


 
Audi Urban Concept launch, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi To Sell Electric Urban Concept, Join The Not-Quite-Car Parade?

If one is a fluke and two is coincidence, then three makes a trend for sure. Audi is close to approving plans to build a limited number of the all-electric two-seat Urban... read more November 4, 2011 by  8


 
Tesla Model S Alpha build

Just Build It Already! 5 Green Cars We're Still Waiting For

The concept car has a lot to answer for. They appear at motor shows around the world to preview what we can expect from future models, but invariably the production model... read more September 23, 2011 by  6


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

Will VW Unveil An Electric Single-Seat Urban Car In Frankfurt?

We’re just a few weeks away from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and already know about some of the electric and plug-in cars that are due to be unveiled there. But a... read more August 22, 2011 by 


 
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Volkswagen's 79-MPG Up Hatchback, But Only For Europeans

With fuel-efficiency and emissions regulations tightening all over the world, carmakers continue to push the limits on how economical a production car can get. The latest... read more February 7, 2011 by  4


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

VW Develops Car That Can Travel 313 Miles On Single Gallon

Volkswagen unveiled a new car at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show this week, a car that also caught the attention of the BBC in the UK. The car they unveiled isn’t a... read more January 26, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

Volkswagen Says It Will Build 2-Seat, 260-MPG Plug-In Hybrid

What's good gas mileage? 30 mpg? 40 mpg? The 50-mpg combined rating of the 2011 Toyota Prius, the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year? Nah. How about 261 miles... read more January 25, 2011 by  26


 
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