Posts Tagged ‘fuel-efficiency’
The Volkswagen XL1 will be expensive (roughly $145,000 US, if reports are to be believed) but that doesn’t mean buyers aren’t interested in the sleek, hyper-efficient machine. InAutoNews reports that more people are telling VW they want to buy the 261-mpg car than VW plans to make.
We asked VW’s Carsten Krebs about the situation, and he said there has been no decision regarding increasing production beyond the 250 VW is panning to build. VW has no comment on how it will deal with too-high demand, but Krebs told AutoblogGreen, “We are figuring out the best process, because we have huge interest in potential XL1 buyers.” As far as we can tell, the company has three options if it doesn’t want to hand-make enough cars: first come, first served, offering the cars to whoever will pay the most or make it a random lottery. We wonder where the people who won’t get their mitts on an XL1 will spend their money instead. Any ideas?
The diesel-electric plug-in hybrid XL1 uses less than a liter of fuel to go 100 kilometers (burning one liter would equal 235 mpg). The plans call for the limited run of 250 to be finished by the spring of 2014.
According to CNNMoney.com, auto industry results show the First Quarter of 2012 to be the best quarter for auto sales in the U.S. since early 2008. “Available credit, an improvement in the economy, pent-up demand, and even high gas prices are encouraging people to buy newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles — helping to drive industry sales,” according to Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales for Chrysler.
Along with the demand for new cars comes demand for add-ons and upgrades, including energy-efficient Auto Tint. Strong First Quarter auto sales, coupled with unseasonably warm weather in March, created the largest customer demand for auto tint in the past several years, according to Shaun Schultz, owner of Midwest Glass Tinters in Deer Park, IL. ”New car owners want to do everything possible to increase the energy efficiency of their cars, and adding Auto Tint really helps. Shaun gave us a complete list of the benefits of Auto Glass Tinting:
Energy Savings – Acting as a layer of insulation between your car’s interior and the heat and sunlight outside, auto tint allows you to see energy savings year round. Maintaining a consistent interior temperature means you don’t have to use your climate control (air conditioning or heat) as much, reducing energy use.
Glare – Auto tint greatly diminishes the amount of bright sunlight and glare coming into your car, protecting your eyes from damage.
Protection - The sun’s harmful UV rays are more intense during spring and summer. As a result, the sunshine coming into your car can also be very damaging to your skin. Those same UV rays can also fade your upholstery, carpet and dash, making your vehicle look old before its time. Auto Tint filters out up to 99% of these harmful rays, protecting both you and your car’s interior.
Security– In the event of an accident, Auto Tint stops shattered glass from flying and injuring you or your passengers. Additionally, Tinted Windows make it harder for thieves to break into your car.
Finally, in addition to all of these benefits, Auto Glass Tinting makes your new car look sleeker and more sophisticated and can give your older model an updated look. Since we’re heading into the summer months, Auto Glass Tint is a a great energy-efficient idea you might want to consider.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AUTO GLASS TINTING, CALL SHAUN AT MIDWEST GLASS TINTERS OF DEER PARK – (847) 438-1133.