Audi Developing 283 MPG Plugin Four Seater

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 4

According to oversees automotive outlet Whatcar, Audi has been developing a new entry to the plugin market.

The car will utilize a tiny 1.0 liter gas engine and sit atop the current A-1 compact car platform.  Audi is internally calling it the “1.0 liter car” that will be “affordable”.  Whatcar received this information directly from  Wolfgang Durheimer, who is Audi’s new chief of technical development.

Durheimer told  reporters the vehicle will offer “all the creature comforts of a normal car, including climate control.”

Obviously the details on this vehicle are limited though it is clear some electric assistance will be given to the gas engine.  It is assumed the vehicle will have a lithium ion battery with plug-in capability.

Furthermore, to achieve high fuel efficiency, Audi will utilize new carbon fiber engineering to ensure the vehicle is extremely light.

Reference:  Whatcar

 

4 responses to "Audi Developing 283 MPG Plugin Four Seater"

  1. The more plug in options the better, but I’m sure the 283mpg claim was calculated the same way GM came up with the Volt’s 230mpg claim before the car was officially rated for the EPA.

    Sure you can get 230mpg with the Volt, and even much better if you don’t drive far between recharging, but I don’t like these ambiguous mileage claims. They only confuse the average consumer. Stating the all electric range and the MPG in charge sustaining mode like the EPA does now is really the best way to evaluate how much gas you’ll personally use with a PHEV based on your driving needs which is different for everyone.

  2. Voice of Reason says:

    “Affordable” and “Carbon Fiber” They must have some really new technology in order to use those words in the same discussion.

  3. vdiv says:

    Oh, wow! Climate control… (the creature drools).

    With a name such as “the 1.0 L car” it obviously is a vaporware. Now if it was called “the 20 kWh car” then we may have something.

    And where’s my damn blue-e-motion Golf?
    http://green.autoblog.com/2010/11/11/volkswagen-golf-blue-e-motion-first-drive-review/

    Note the date and the first sentence of the article.

  4. MrEnergyCzar says:

    Four wheel drive would be nice…

    MrEnergyCzar