In 2013, in the UK and Germany VW will have limited production of the diesel-electric hybrid, a two-seater that gets 313 mpg, which is the result of 12 years of Volkswagen group research. The group started out with a two-seater called the one litre car driven by the 2002 outgoing VW boss Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, from VW’s headquarters to the shareholder’s meeting in Hamburg, with an average of 317 mpg and a speed of 43 mph.
With staggered seating, a top speed of 99 mph, going from 0 to 60 in 11.9 seconds and more than 300 mpg, the new car will be in limited production in 2013. Just because English journalists wrote about the project was it continued says Ulrich Hakenburg, VW’s R&D director.
The car will be on sale in limited numbers but if sales merit, VW will increase production and introduce sales in other countries. Launching with the opening of the Qatar Motor Show, VW chairmen Martin Winterkorn says in order to achieve a two degree reduction in the world’s global temperature the averages consumption of the world’s car fleet has to be reduced to .9 litres per 100 kilometres.