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Volkswagen’s NILS – A single-seater electric sportscar for the road

Sep 03, 2011 by Administrator

Volkswagen has once more produced a minimalist and frugal commuter vehicle for its home auto show in Frankfurt, and this one is unique in the world.

NILS is an F1-inspired single-seat electric concept with an aluminum space frame, gull-wing doors and thanks to its extreme light weight (460 kg), small frontal area; it offers sports car performance at speeds up to 130 km/h from a small 25kW electric motor. The electric motor’s 130 Nm of torque offers rapid acceleration and although the range is limited to just 65 kilometers (40 miles), it recharges from empty in just two hours from a conventional 230-volt electrical outlet.

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