The Volkswagen XL1 is constructed from a “carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque” that brings the weight of the concept car to 795 kilos (1749 lbs). More than the construction materials and the overall weight of the car, the XL1 is the combination of a 0.8-liter two-cylinder diesel engine and an electric motor. There aren’t a lot of details on the power or if the vehicle uses the electric motor to drive the vehicle like the Chevrolet Volt or if it is more of a hybrid like the Toyota Prius. That said, VW did reveal that the car should go from 0-60 km/h (0-62 mph) in 11.9 seconds. Not to shabby, now we just have to see what VW will do with this concept.
Volkswagen XL1 Concept