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Volkswagen unveils diesel/electric in Qatar, 313 mpg rating

Volkswagen is debuting a concept car at the inaugural Qatar Motor Show the manufacturer says can travel 313 miles on a gallon of diesel and emits only about 1.5 ounces of carbon dioxide per mile.

The XL1, which seats two adults, combines a 0.8 litre, two-cylinder diesel engine with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. It’s constructed around a carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque to reduce the weighs only 1,750 pounds.Volkswagen unveils diesel/electric in Qatar, 313 mpg rating 1

Volkswagen says the futuristic car negotiate the standard 0-60 mph test in 11.9 seconds.

Speculation has Volkswagen beginning production of the XL1 in 2013.

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