‘nils’ single-seater electric car concept by volkswagen
with an aluminum space frame, the vehicle weighs 460kg (1014lbs). its 25kW electric motor for a rear engine nonetheless
sustains 130Nm of torque, powering from 0-100km/hr (0 to 62mph) in eleven seconds and with a maximum speed of 130 km/hr (81mph).
a complete charge takes two hours using a conventional 230-volt electrical outlet, providing 65 kilometers (40 miles) of use.
the interior cabin includes displays for speed, range, and energy usage, as well as a portable touchscreen navigation
and entertainment unit that fits into the vehicle’s A-pillar. the steering is completely mechanical.
the concept was developed with the german federal ministry of transport, building, and urban development,
from the statistic that 74% of commuters living between berlin and munich driver fewer than 16 miles each day to work,
and about 90% travel alone.
detail on front and wheels
detail on trunk compartment
the vehicle charges from a standard 230-volt outlet or electric station