Volkswagen set to debut electric Nils at Frankfurt Show

James Raia

The Volkswagen Nils, an all-electric, single-seat urban concept car not much bigger than a larger motorcycle, will make its debut in October at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Less than 10 feet in length, four-and-a-half feet wide and shorter than a Porsche 911, the Volkswagen Nils has 17-inch alloy wheels positioned outside of the main body.

Volkswagen claim the Nils has a range of about 40 miles and a top speed of 80 mph. The Nils weighs about 1,014 pounds has laser-controlled cruise control, hazard avoidance systems and a full safety cell.Volkswagen set to debut electric Nils at Frankfurt Show 1
More details on the new futuristic-looking Volkswagen are available on the website, www.greencarreports.com.

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Article Last Updated: September 2, 2011.

1 thought on “Volkswagen set to debut electric Nils at Frankfurt Show”

  1. Thanks James. Always glad to glimpse the leading edge, and perhaps anticipate the industry’s future direction. Attractive design and somewhat reasonable specifications. The 40-mile range is perhaps adequate for Europe, but it seems only marginally adequate for the much more expansive U.S. Given, this is a Frankfurt display. Can’t help but wonder just what iteration will make it to final production.


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