VW: The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the World
(Source) Jim Stone, April 5 2014
You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to corporate oil profits, ignorance is bliss.
Though the XL1 can be plugged in to deliver a 40 mile all electric drive, it does not need to be plugged in EVER to achieve 300 mpg. And it does not cheat in any way to achieve the rating, it weighs over 1,700 pounds, has normal tires, and delivers a very good driving experience with a governed top speed of 99 mph. The XL1 could reach a top speed in excess of 110 mph absent governor and turns in a 0-60 time of 11.5 seconds which is by no means leisurly for a car designed for efficiency. The XL1 in no way cheats on performance to hit it’s rating. It is simply the car we should have always had, and have had taken from us in the name of oil profits.
Though the XL1 can hit 300 mpg under ideal driving conditions, it’s combined mileage is usually a little over 200 mpg, and if you do city driving only that will drop to a minimum of 180 mpg under the worst driving conditions. But I’d be happy with that no doubt.
What does that kind of fuel economy really mean?
If the XL1 was equipped with an 18 gallon fuel tank, and you did all highway driving, you could fill it up with an oil change and when the next change was due you could change the oil and keep driving without filling up for and additional 2,400 miles. But it comes with a much smaller fuel tank, because if it could go that long on a single tank chances are the fuel would foul before it got used. The tank is only 2.6 gallons to prevent fuel age related problems from happening. So fill ups are cheap.
Many of the publications which speak about the XL1 did so when it was a concept car predicted to get right around 250 MPG. But in 2014, after extensive testing of cars now produced, test drivers report economy above 300 mpg under the correct driving conditions, which would be close to sea level, a flat straight road with no stops, and reasonable speeds. To get rid of miles/imperial/U.S. gallon confusion, in the metric system the XL1 is rated to deliver 100 kilometers per litre. Translated for the U.S., that means approximately 65 miles per quart.
You will NOT see the Xl1 in America,
Even it’s far less efficient 85 mpg non hyrid full size station wagon counterpart – the Jetta TDI blue motion wagon (Img Carscoops.com), which is made in America is banned from American roads. And I would like to ask why? What excuse is there for banning highly efficient cars from American roads?
One excuse is that “they don’t meet American crash test standards”, but the real truth is that the Fed simply refused to ever crash test them because of what they are, in Europe even the XL1 is considered to be a very safe car in crashes, and the Jetta station wagon is obviously even safer and you CAN buy the non TDI versions of the exact same car in America. The only thing different is the engine, WHAT GIVES?
The answer is obvious. Simply for the sake of raking in huge profits from $4 a gallon gas, getting guzzled at 10X the rate it should be, the corporations have via campaign contributions and other types of pay outs succeeded in getting the FED to legislate the best cars off the road for irrelevant trumped up reasons. The XL1 will not meet American emission standards NOT because it is not clean enough, it will not meet them simply because inefficient parts that are mandated by the EPA are not part of the XL1’s power train. We will never see truly clean running and efficient cars in America, because the FED has mandated that American cars be intentionally stifled by horribly fuel wasting parts that add to the cost of the vehicle and do absolutely NO GOOD, how much more efficient and clean can you get than 300 mpg? The exhaust from the Xl1 has to, by simple math and the laws of physics, run at the theoretical threshold of emissions perfection.
All is not rosy for Europe however
The Xl1 is SO MUCH the car that the oil companies do not want that there will only be 2,000 made. And no production line was set up for them, they are all hand made. And irrelevant “lightweight” parts are added to the frame, consisting of carbon fiber and other exotic materials to add to the mystique. But the materials and production limits are a load of BUNK, the car STILL weighs over 1,700 pounds, if it weighed just 100 pounds more everything exotic could be removed, because “exotic materials” are not doing much anyway, they are just marketing.
Cost is not the issue either Even after being hand made with “exotic” materials in an intentionally limited edition, the Xl1 still only costs $60,000. There is a lot more of a market for this car than 2,000 units at that price, have no doubt, this car is being held back on purpose. If it can be hand made for that little, automated assembly lines could do it for half. And if a 1,700 plus pound Xl1 can get 300 mpg, a 3,400 pound Chevy Truck should be able to deliver at least 150 MPG, the Xl1 lays the mileage scam bare, with every hybrid that gets 40 mpg and every truck off the line that gets 20, Americans are getting the shaft and they do not even realize it.
I was first infatuated and impressed with the 85mpg Vokswagen TDI Blue Motion wagon and wished I could get one in America (when I was still there), and then the 300 mpg Xl1 came along, what a rude awakening and slap in the face for the American car buyer.
Snopes.com is a poorly researched disinfo front
Snopes is claiming the XL1 300 mpg story, and that it won’t be allowed into America is not real. (link to Snopes article)
DEAR SNOPES: YOU OBVIOUSLY PRAY ON STUPIDITY, READ IT AND WEEP:
There is also an update about how water injection can increase fuel economy below this article now just to stick it to them that much more.
I suggest people first CLICK THIS LINK for a nice rebut to how Snopes is dreaming with their latest stab at this web site, which claimed “the cases I make are ridiculous”.
And Uh oh, Daily Tech Also confirms this with something even better – LATEST TESTS CONFIRM 314 MPG! OMG SNOPES, HOW DID YOU MISS THAT?
And Snopes, Here is another nightmare for your credibility: REVOLUTION GREEN REPORTED THIS TOO!
Now, my web site is not here to cater to liars like Snopes, who sit there backstabbing legitimate reporters while they do their best to convince idiots that the “status quo” should be that anyone who says anything against the “status quo” is some sort of conspiracy nutjob, THANKS FOR THE LAUGH.
The following blows Snope’s core argument away:
To address Snope’s lie that there is no conspiracy to keep these cars out of America, the XL1 is a Non conforming vehicle, which cannot be brought to compliance for completely arbitrary reasons, and if it is brought by someone to America for over a month and discovered by the FED, it will be crushed because it cannot ever meet arbitrary “compliance rules” which mandate certain emissions parts be present that would wreck it’s efficiency. DEAR SNOPES: Please reference that particular federal document I linked here, which clearly states it will be destroyed for non compliance in your rip on this web site and answer the big question: WHY IS AMERICA SO MUCH BETTER THAN EUROPE THAT IT CANNOT HAVE THIS CAR WITHOUT QUESTION? DOES IT SMOKE TOO MUCH WHEN DELIVERING 300 MPG? HOW COULD IT SMOKE AT ALL WITH EFFICIENCY THAT HIGH? WHAT COMPLIANCE STANDARD IN AMERICA MAKES EUROPEANS SUCH SLOBS?
To address your $150,000 dollar claims, Yep, they are true with a but, and it is a BIG BUT: Volkswagen is eating that cost and selling them a lot cheaper than production cost just to prove they work, and even at $150,000, they would STILL fly out the door. And the production cost is only that high because this car has no automated assembly line set up for it, they are all hand made and I would beg to question why. If AL GORE was legitimate in his concern for the earth, he would see this 300 mpg carbon snuffer as a planetary dream come true and PAY volkswagen to set up a real assembly line. I would like to know why Volkswagen has not done that? threats? Can’t do it in THIS DAY AND AGE? Certainly they can’t say “no one would buy it”. And if that real assembly line was set up, and the cars were not all hand made, they would be DIRT CHEAP.
But as you know dear Snopes, with all your credibility on the line, the real reason they won’t set up production for something that obviously works perfect and COULD SAVE THE PLANET is because Global Warming is a hoax, Peak Oil is a hoax, the energy shortage is a hoax, and if it was NOT all a hoax these cars would be heavily subsidized and we would be forced to drive them.
But THE BIG HOAX is too valuable to let go of, the real goal is control of the population and to guilt trip people into believing now they have to live as little slave peons because they “destroyed the planet”. The XL1 HAS TO REMAIN A MYTH for the lies that will lead to mankind’s eventual slavery under agenda 21 to work, for the carbon tax to fill Al the Gore’s pockets, and for the outrageously high fuel prices to remain reasonably profitable. They can’t technically raise fuel prices any higher, especially for diesel engines because vegetable oil will work in them and 300 mpg far surpasses the economic threshold for just using cooking oil
Dear snopes, you have been vetted as a WORTHLESS NWO ENSLAVE MANKIND TRASH RAG, Doing battle with this particular web site will amount to an attempt to hurt yourself, rebutting what is here will only help me because my readers are not stupid and people who have never heard of me will find their way here. HOW ABOUT RIPPING THE FUKUSHIMA REPORT, AND LINKING TO IT? Ready for that much self inflicted damage? Why not do THAT? WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY FOR YOURSELF?
I know what I have to say: Don’t miss the add on piece of this puzzle below this re-posted article titled “the truth behind the engine that runs on water”, which explains how water injection is the holy grail of fuel efficiency.
DEAR SNOPES: UNTIL THIS CAR IS ALLOWED INTO AMERICA I WILL REMAIN 100 PERCENT CORRECT, LIKE IT OR NOT. AND IF IT DOES FIND ITS WAY HERE, IT WILL BE DUE TO PRESSURE EXERTED BY THIS WEB SITE AND THOSE WHO RE-POST WHAT IS HERE. YOU CANNOT BURY A TRUTH THIS OBVIOUS WITH A FEW DUBIOUS REFERENCES AND INSULTS, WHO DO YOU WORK FOR ANYWAY? THE AUTHOR OF YOUR LIE WAS NOT LISTED. WHY? WOULD TELLING LIES THEY WAY YOU DID AMOUNT TO CAREER SUICIDE?
- The most fuel efficient car in the world: Volkswagen XL1 does 300 MILES to the gallon (and it looks cool too) (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Another Look at Volkswagen’s 300mpg XL1, the World’s Most Efficient Car (techeblog.com)
- Test Driving Volkswagen’s 261-MPG XL1 Hybrid (blogs.wsj.com)
- Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Gets 261 Miles To The Gallon (Videos) (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)