2011 Volkswagen NILS Electric Car

Volkswagen has followed the lead of its luxury subsidiary Audi and introduced a new electric car concept pod for the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, which begins in less than two weeks. This is Volkswagen’s Nils Vehicle Research, one of several futuristic electric vehicles are on display in Frankfurt. The numbers are not overwhelming by any stretch of the imagination, but you really could not expect anything more because the whole point of being a city car eco-friendly.

This is because Audi is a subsidiary of Volkswagen’s luxury – and while the two concept cars have their own unique designs cockpit can safely assume that they are based on the same platform and chassis. Weighing in at a shade over £ 1014, the Nils is certainly a vision of a more energy efficient to go to work. And with features like laser-controlled cruise control systems, risk prevention and a complete safety cell, it is certainly safer than a motorcycle. But we are not convinced of its diminutive size, the central driving position and dashboard-centric handset convince many travelers get rid of its hatchback four or five places for something a little smaller.

The alloy wheels of 17 inches are fitted with 115/80 (front) and (rear) 125/80 tires optimized for low rolling resistance. Learn more about alloy wheels here: qsdfsdfwehgjur. The style characteristic of the clean car NILS has its origins in the Volkswagen Design Center in Potsdam. Designer Ingenlath Thomas, director of the center, comments on the research vehicle, “NILS is designed to make a visual statement and carry a vision of the future for this car. The battery can be charged via a conventional 230 volt outlet (maximum charging time of 2 hours) or at a charging station for electric vehicles.

The concept is powered by a single electric motor behind the driver and delivers 20 hp and 33.5 hp for a short period of time. This only has to push 460 kg or 1014 pounds worth of aluminum and plastic, and can make it to a respectable top speed of 130 km / h (81 mph). Range should be about 65 kilometers or 40 miles. The Nils weighs just 1014 pounds, thanks to all aluminum construction and is expected to accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than 11 seconds.

The electric motor pushes out about 95 lb-ft of torque and sends Powerteam the rear wheels through a transmission speed. 2011 Volkswagen NILS Electric Car

The Nils has a 15 kW electric motor that’s powered by a lithium-ion battery. For short periods of supply can be boosted to 25kW. The batteries can be recharged in two hours. It has a top speed of 81 mph, and Volkswagen says will reach 62 mph in less than 11 seconds. It has a range of about 40 miles, which is more than enough for most shifts, says Volkswagen.

More important than its size and layout of your body. NILS parts of the layout the same basic body as the body of Formula-1 race cars, drivers in the middle, the rear wheels, and aluminum aft free-standing.