Published: 07th April 2010
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Last 2009, at the annual general meeting of Volkswagen AG in Hamburg, Germany, the world's most economical car was introduced to shareholders. The Volkswagen Wob is a non-hybrid car that is able to deliver 100 kilometres of travel with only 1 litre of fuel. This impressively low consumption of fuel is the first of its kind.

The first prototype was test-driven in 2009 with the initial objective to prove that 1 litre of fuel could deliver 100 kilometres of travel. The 230 km journey was completed at an average speed of 75 km/h, consuming only 2.1 litres out of the 6.5 litre-capacity.

The aero design was essential in getting the desired results. Its body length is about 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter high. Highly resembling a sports car, the prototype was built completely out of carbon fiber and was not painted to save weight. The power plant is a single-cylinder diesel built ahead of the rear axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior.

The Wob is very compact and can hold only one passenger. Its interiors are stylish, and are built with extremely light weight material.

The world's most economic car has demonstrated exceptional performance. Here are some of its outstanding features at a glance.

· Better than Electric Car - 258 miles/gallon: IPO 2010 in Shanghai
· 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

Dubbed as the 1-litre car, the German-made Volkswagen Wob is certainly no toy. It is expected to be released in China this year at a price tag of $600.

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