German automaker Volkswagen unveiled their single-seat electric vehicle named Nils at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept car touts an aluminum frame, top-hinged doors and exposed wheels on the outside and a zero-emissions engine on the inside. The car has a top speed of 80 m.p.h.!
Just 10 feet in length, 4.5 feet wide and 3.9 feet tall.
Tips the scales at 1,014 lbs. (2012 Taurus is 3,741 lbs.)
Driver in the middle, engine out back, wheels outboard and free-standing. 0 to 62 mph in less than 11 seconds.
Electric motor rated at 20 horsepower (34 hp)
Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 5.3 kWh; range up to 40 miles. Charging duration two hours.