posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 03:30 PM
You know you can get 10,000s of miles from one gallon of gas if you put a can of gas in the back of an electric car.....
The XL1 is not much different..
Here's a quick refresher on the specs, in case you forgot: the XL1 is a mid-engine, two-seat, rear-wheel drive car with a an 800cc turbodiesel engine
coupled to an electric motor that gets power from a 5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It only has 74 combined horsepower and weighs 1,700 pounds thanks
to carbon fiber, magnesium wheels and other lightweight materials. It also trades side mirrors for video cameras mounted in the doors.
Basically a midsize motor cycle turbodiesel engine with battery support... I'm sure with a 150k price tag EVERYONE would have one, but hey only
building 250. Why not just buy the Tesla for less than 1/2 that with a 250 to 300 mile range and capabilities to recharge in an hour?