Volkswagen, a leading German automaker has gone from mastering what is said to be “the peoples car” to creating what will be “the persons car”. The Volkswagen NILS is a one-seat electric car concept that VW deems the ‘lifestyle vehicle of the future’.
The 1,014 pound aerodynamic frame is only 10 feet long and less than three feet wide through the middle, equipped with a removable media device and two gullwing doors that makes getting in and out a little easier no matter what side of the road you are parked on.
Giving respect to the original VW Beetle, the NILS is equipped with an electric motor located in the rear and is powered by a 5.3 kWh battery pack, a fifth of the Nissan Leafs five-seat.
With only 40 miles per 2-hour charge, this VW model will be used mostly as a commuter car for local run-arounds. The NILS comes complete with a high-tech automatic braking system that detects impending collisions and slows the car without driver involvement.
So when will the NILS be available? There is no definitive date for the new models road worthy release, but Volkswagen will have it on display at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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