The 200 mpg Volkswagen Formula XL1 Concept is set to make its debut at the Qatar Motor Show later this week. No, that was not a typo, as VW's new hybrid is designed to average over 200 miles per gallon.
The Volkswagen Formula XL1 Concept runs off of "a two cylinder TDI engine, electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission." Roughly translated from car-speak, this means that Volkswagen's new concept combines a tiny engine with an aerodynamic frame to achieve an unheard-of MPG for a production car. If all goes well at Qatar, the Formula XL1 Concept will see production in a few years. Get pumped.
The Volkswagen Formula XL1 Concept is Set to Debut in Qatar
1. 200-MPG Cars - The development of cars that can achieve over 200 miles per gallon, such as the Volkswagen Formula XL1 Concept, presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the fuel economy industry.
2. Hybrid Car Technology - The Volkswagen Formula XL1 Concept's combination of a two-cylinder TDI engine, electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission highlights the need for further research and development of hybrid car technology.
3. Aerodynamic Car Design - The success of the Volkswagen Formula XL1 Concept's aerodynamic frame in achieving a 200 MPG average presents opportunities for innovation in car design and manufacturing to prioritize fuel efficiency.
1. Automotive - The automotive industry has the opportunity to produce fuel-efficient cars that provide consumers with higher MPG and lower costs while reducing their carbon footprint.
2. Energy - The development of more efficient car engines and hybrid technology provides opportunities for the energy industry to partner with automotive manufacturers to create sustainable and renewable transportation solutions.
3. Environment - The reduction of carbon emissions by producing 200 MPG cars represents an opportunity for the environment industry to create more effective strategies for reducing CO2 emissions and combating climate change.