The Germans from Volkswagen revealed today a revolutionary electric concept which follows to be introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The electric city car has a distinctive shape with a length of 3 meters and a width of 1,39 meters, mainly as it is a single-seater vehicle.
Under the bonnet, the German company packed an electric motor able to develop 20 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque. With these resources, the new VW Nils is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 11 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 km/h.
According to the manufacturer, the 5,3 kWh lithium-ion battery which comes with the model is capable to offer a driving range of about 65 kilometers. In order to improve the efficiency, the Nils electric concept is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels and low rolling resistance 115/80 (front) and 125/80 (rear) tires.
The model features an aluminum spaceframe and other lightweight materials, the total mass of the model being somewhere around 460 kilograms.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leohold said: “The goal of the NILS project is to research a technically realistic and economically feasible concept for a minimalist commuter vehicle that makes individual transportation more efficient and eco-friendly thanks to its electric drive.”