With gas prices going through the roof and regulators requiring cars to be ever more miserly, Volkswagen is bringing new meaning to the term “fuel efficiency” with a bullet-shaped microcar that gets a stunning
Volkswagen’s had its super-thrifty One-Liter Car concept vehicle — so named because that’s how much fuel it needs to go 100 kilometers — stashed away for six years. The body’s made of carbon fiber to minimize weight (the entire car weighs just 660 pounds) and company execs didn’t expect the material to become cheap enough to produce the car until 2012.
But VW’s decided to build the car two years ahead of schedule.
If this type of technology is feasible, then why has the world gotten its panties in a bunch over the energy problem?
Oh yes, I forgot. Big oil.
This news article is good news, though. Good enough to take our minds off how bad we’re getting screwed by the upper 1%.
If even for a few seconds…