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The Volkswagen XL1 hybrid car has been named the winner of the Transport category in UK’s annual Designs of the Year Awards. The XL1 is one of 76 designs in seven categories currently on display at the Design Museum in London until August 25. It will now go on to compete for the Design of […]

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The Volkswagen XL1, also known as the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, is already becoming a museum piece! The XL1 will be displayed at the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines. The display started March 27 and goes on […]

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Volkswagen presented at the Tokyo Motor Show a plug-in hybrid version of the up!, called the twin up! concept car. This four-seat vehicle shares certain parts of its drive system with the VW XL1, including its diesel engine, electric motor, and DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. VW said the only modification made to the up! production […]

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Volkswagen’s “261-mpg,” range-topping, limited-production, diesel plug-in hybrid wundercar is either hyperbole or one extreme hypermiler, or maybe the truth is somewhere in the middle. Even with careful driving, real world mileage from the XL1 is said to sometimes plummet to less than 50-percent of VW’s exalted claim, according to Automobile magazine. The mystical European concept […]

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More pictures of VW’s production-pending XL1 uber-high-tech halo car have come out, and a couple details more than we reported last time. The carbon fiber two-seater will see an initial production run of 250 units, and cost somewhere near $100,000. Yes, it is exclusive, but its 261 miles per gallon (0.9 liters/100 km) potential is […]

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