My first car was a Volkswagen Beetle. It averaged well over 20 miles per gallon. This new VW Beetle is rated at 261-mpg (on diesel). Does this look like a Beetle?
From Justin Hyde in Motoramic:
Power comes from a two-cylinder, 0.8-liter diesel — essentially half of VW’s standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel plant — mounted in the rear of the XL1, linked to a 7-speed transmission, a 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor. The two-seat body of the XL1 has a 0.189 coefficient of drag (a Toyota Prius has a 0.25 Cd) and it weighs just 1,752 lbs., about half of a typical American midsize sedan.
Powerful it ain’t.