Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Volkswagen NILS Concept


At this month's Frankfurt Auto Show, Volkswagen will be revealing an automotive game-changer modeled after the idea of "minimalist mobility."


Volkswagen's latest concept offering, the NILS, is an electric-powered pod car with an urban-centric twist: It was designed for only one occupant.


With the help of urban-commuting data collected from Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport, the pod car's combination of electric-power and small size could make it the true city-car of the future and the ultimate in commuter travel.


The 1,014-lb NILS has an impressive driving range of 40 miles from a single two-hour charge of its 5.3 kWh lithium-ion battery. Its top speed stands at 80 mph, gaining 0-60 mph in about 11 seconds.


While the NILS may be of a small stature, Volkswagen has made sure it has a significant amount of advanced safety features, including laser-controlled cruise control, hazard avoidance systems and a full safety cell. Volkswagen has also packed on some unique features onto its futuristic concept, such as gullwing doors and free-standing wheels.



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1 comment:

  1. wow this is so nice that this is a is an electric-powered pod car with an urban-centric twist: It was designed for only one occupant. now a days a price of petrol is increasing day by day so one day this electric-powered cars are going to ran.........

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