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(shamelessly copied from my email)

New Single Seat VW



You can go to Shanghai for a vacation, buy two or more of these cars, one for your wife and one for yourself, and one for each of your kids, have them shipped to Canada and still spend less money than if you bought a car in Canada.

This is not a toy, nor a concept car.  It is a newly developed single seat car in highly aerodynamic tear-shape road-proven real car.  It is ready to be launched as a single-seater for sale in Shanghai in 2010 for a mere RMB 4,000 (US$600)!

Interested?  Wait till you learn that it will cruise at 100-120 Km/Hr with an unbelievable 0.99litre/100Km (258 miles/gallon) !!

Impressed? Totally, after you have read all the details below about the hi-tech and space-age material input into this car !!!


Truly the most Economical Car in the world.




The Most Economical Car in the World will be on sale next year.

Better than Electric Car - 258 miles/gallon: IPO 2010 in Shanghai
This is a single seated car.
From conception to production: 3 years and the company is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.
Will be selling for 4000 yuan, equivalent to US$600..
Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons
Speed = 62 - 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles
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This reminds me a little of the cars in the movie Brazil.

But not in a bad way.
 
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WOW way cool... I suppose by the time they make it street legal in the USA it will be 10,600.  ??

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and it will be only 64 miles to the gallon, mysteriously...
 
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Do you have any more info on this car? I am a "on the road sales guy" and would love to get my hands on one of these! I work for a huge international company that is based out of Germany so maybe they would have connections to get it earlier than next year.

Thanks!
 
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You'll use even less gas once you're stuck to a semi's front grille.
 
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Antibubba wrote:
You'll use even less gas once you're stuck to a semi's front grille.

I am all for extreme MPG vehicles , but I just wanted to beat Jay Leno on this one.

Just think of the money you will save on funeral costs, if you die in this thing, you can use it as a coffin and be buried in it.

The semi joke brings up the problem, its not that these small cars are supper dangerous on their own, its the mix, of ultra small cars and large vehicles on the same roads.

I know its a long shot, but some cities could have policies that only allow these type vehicles in downtown streets,  the only chance of this happening would probably be after peak oil. when that happens, people will start really buying these type cars for commuting. and cities will start doing things to make roads safer for those owners.
 
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It's no different than riding a motorcyle!
 
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I know its a long shot, but some cities could have policies that only allow these type vehicles in downtown streets,  the only chance of this happening would probably be after peak oil. when that happens, people will start really buying these type cars for commuting. and cities will start doing things to make roads safer for those owners.


No, you'll be sued for discrimination.  The poor can't afford anything except cheaper large cars, so you'll get accusations that you hate hispanics, blacks, etc.
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I know its a long shot, but some cities could have policies that only allow these type vehicles in downtown streets,  the only chance of this happening would probably be after peak oil. when that happens, people will start really buying these type cars for commuting. and cities will start doing things to make roads safer for those owners.

No, you'll be sued for discrimination.  The poor can't afford anything except cheaper large cars, so you'll get accusations that you hate hispanics, blacks, etc.



How bout no cars allowed at all in the most congested parts of a city?  If everyone were on bikes or foot it would be very safe. 

Some cities have a fee that you have to pay in order to drive around in them (the bridges to manhattan, stockholm), and it works to reduce the number of cars.  I think that's fantastic and will become more common soon. 

I think we're coming to a critical mass in urban population density that will force people to give up some of their "rights" in order for the air to be breathable and the streets to be navigable. 

Truly poor urban people are not car owners.  They use public transportation. 
 
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We use a rebuilt electric Porsche as our going-to-town-13-miles-in-any-weather vehicle (crash-tested and insured like any other car), our hybrid human-electric trikes in nice weather, our electric tractor for work around the homestead, a recycled 2001 Prius for long distance trips, and walking otherwise. Works for us, and the home PV system charges everything off-grid. Best not to cut butter with a chainsaw.

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Wow! Just think of the milage you could get if one of these converted to a pee powered pod car. Just sayin.... :
 
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VWs' latest version is a two seater electric/diesel hybrid that gets over 300mpg. Hats off to somebody truly pushing the envelope. Most car makers are crying
" 50 mpg ? It's too hard -waaa waaa". Do people want 300mpg enough to buy it ? They probably will when it hits $5 a gallon. $6 ?
 
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If you had a monopoly on energy, would you want high efficiency?

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/gashole/

Go straight to 2:45 and skip the presidents lying to us.
 
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- i have been warned by friends that my comments seem too negative !

Is it truely too negative to point out that we are already paying MORE than $6.oo per gal u.s. when we add in Oil Co.s tax write offs and increased cost of health care ?
 
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