Looks just like someone tossed together the prints from the EV1 and the Gen 1 Insight to meAnyone think the VW looks like an Insight?
In that 100k miles, the XL-1 will use $1385 (!) worth of gas at 260mpg, where the I1 will use $5143 at 70 mpg. So no, not a very good deal... you would need to drive 1,998,738 miles with gas at 3.60 to make the XL-1 worth it over an I1 (assuming a 75 price difference... the I1 at 25k for inflation).Here is a weird comparison if you think about it. If the $100k 260mpg xl1 was 1/4 the price and mpg, it would be similar to the insight (70mpg/$20k)
So if you think about the amount of dollars to get amount of mpg, the insight was a better deal. Not sure how long it would take to pay off the fuel savings vs the 100k cost of the car.
This was one of the prototypes that ended up being the XL1.This one makes more "cents".
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Yep, I'd like to see it with inboard shocks and aero shaped suspension tubes or coverings for the A arms. Wheel pants would be nice. It will be interesting to see what engine etc it has. Maybe a blown Subaru Impreza WRX?!! :badgrin:
Overall it looks a lot like a modified Locost. The guys on locostusa.com were eying it for ideas for a high mileage Locost.
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