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Volkswagen XL1: TRANSLOGIC 150
How do you build the world's most fuel-efficient production car? Start with the world's most aerodynamic design. The Volkswagen XL1 is capable of 261 miles per gallon thanks to its sleek shape and ultra efficient plug-in diesel hybrid powertrain. The downside is that only 250 will be made and none will be sold stateside. That didn't stop us from taking our turn behind the wheel of this truly revolutionary ride.
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This hot so amazing

Wednesday at 3:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Where the H*** is Al (The sky is falling ) Gore??? Why not in the USA?? ford had a Fiesta diesel hybrid that got over 90 MPG. We imported the fiesta, but we couldn't manage to import the diesel hybid version. Hmmmm! It does make one wonder what is going on.

Monday at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I remember back in the 1960's reading about a carburetor that got 70 mpg but was squashed by BIG AUTO and BIG GAS.
as always he with the most money wins

Monday at 6:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is crazy! Who in their right mind would pay this kind of money to drive a car like this? It's all about payback. If there were a car that got 1000 MPG and cost $1,000,000 what good would it due. The Toyota Prius C can get over 50 MPG and cost under $20,000. I've seen as high as 83 MPG for a single trip but few and far between. On the other hand I can drive drive 350 miles at 60 to 70 MPH and get 50 MPH all day long. I would like to see someone top this.

Monday at 3:01 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

NEVER happen here , the government would lose too much in fuel tax . I jave a jetta diesel , 50MPG and 334K on it . Yet in NY , they would not allow the car to be sold in 2004 and 2005 . Government is the problem .

Monday at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If one car company can do it then they all can, trouble is the car makers AND the government don't want to as the government would lose BILLIONS in taxes.

Monday at 11:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

If you figure in the warrantee for repairs,you must take in the hyundai cars with 10 years or 100,000 miles.Now you can have your car fixed for zero dollars.

Monday at 11:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

“Based on talks with actual engineers that work at Ford and GM, these two companies have actively discouraged any improvements in fuel efficiencies. Engineers would be threatened if they were caught tinkering with the computer systems or searching for ways to make the car engines run more efficiently.
Do you like being ripped off by our Gov. and the oil companies? well do you? Let's send a message to our Gov. and the oil company owned auto companies to bring out and release all free energy technology they have and make free energy water to hydrogen cars, trucks, semis, home heating furnaces, and home power plants
Stop buying new cars and tell the auto company's to make only water to hydrogen cars, and diesel trucks and fuel injected engines should be easy to change to hydrogen, this can be done with switches shutting off the injectors, and fuel pump, water is split up with a DC voltage your cars generator supplies 12 volts DC to make all the Hydrogen as you drive from water, and an electrolizer like baking soda, no hydrogen filling stations. tell our criminal Gov. and State take all taxes off fuel because they are not making any money taxing fuel they are paying a million times over for everything else they have to buy, and have all their suppliers reduce all their prices, with the guarantee of low gas prices, and free energy, make electric cars with flywheel generators on them for unlimited range, and they don't need all those batteries, and water to hydrogen power plants for your home, spread the word, Just think what our world would be like with free energy?, this is the end times and Satan's world will end and heaven will come on earth for a 1,000 years
All companies are going to loose business and go broke, if you don't fight against the companies that are destroying our world economy. who are the stupid people buying new cars, and trucks?
I'm surprised that no one knows what caused the world wide depression? do you know? The economy will never get better unless you correct what caused it. what caused the economic depression? high gas prices did, don't you know basic economics? when the price of gas goes up so does everything else, check out the hydrogen electrolyzer that makes all the hydrogen / oxygen for the space shuttles, News bulletin : navy jets powered by water, the 200 mpg Porge vapor carburator sitting in the patent office collecting dust, how about the Shell eco-marathon winner, went 8,870 miles on 1 gallon of gas.

Monday at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Umm, uh, you're suggesting that hydrogen can be made without spending energy to do so. Suggest a web link???

Monday at 4:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It's seems when ever a car makes too good of a actual mpg range it gets taken off the market and a heavier lower mileage version comes out. All these pollution devices and loss of manufacturing jobs yet it's ok to let the companies do it in places like China.

Monday at 9:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It's unfortunate that Honda stopped making the aluminum/plastic Honda Insight because it holds the record for Hybrid gas mileage for a production car at over 60 + MPG. I miss the car. In times like these with hardly any good jobs paying over $3.25 or more for gas any thing less that 60 mpg is unbearable!

Monday at 9:32 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply


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