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100km per litre July 6, 2008

Posted by Tom in Cars, Environment, future, Transport.
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Imagine driving from Lisbon to the Algarve for under €10.  Ok that’s impossible because the tolls are over 15€ either way. But the money you could be spending on fuel isn’t… or at least it won’t be soon.  

VW 1 litre

VW 1 litre

Wired Magazine recently covered a very interesting development in the world of fuel efficient cars with Volkswagen’s attempt to build an ultra lightweight 2 seater car that does 100kmh to the litre.

Our recent holiday in the Algarve cost us about €150 in petrol (there and back + runs to supermarkets and beach). It used to cost about 80 or 90.

If we are to survive in a world where petrol keeps going up in price and down in availability we will need these cars sooner than they are being planned (2010-2012).

The price will probably be worth it… 20,000 to 30,000 Euros.

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1. Luis - July 7, 2008

Driving from Lisbon to the Algarve for under €10 it’s impossible but not for the tools, if you use the national road there are no tools.

The problem is the fuel.

cheers
Luis
Faro, Algarve

2. Tom - July 7, 2008

Thanks for your comment Luis… you are quite right though the national roads are considerably slower and more tedious. The idea of this post was exactly this… when this car debuts we will be able to make this journey for a little over €25 (tolls AND fuel included). Now won’t that be great?


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