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Volkswagen Nils Concept for Frankfurt

The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show gets another concept car from Volkswagen.

Volkswagen has put plenty of R&D into the study of urban vehicles. They want to show off their work and ideas for a future city at the Frankfurt Auto Show in a few weeks. The new fully electric concept, dubbed Nils, will make its debut next to the XL1 and pack a 34hp electric motor. It will feature a 5.3kWh batter that can charge in less than two hours, a great time for an EV battery. In comparison, the Nissan LEAF takes eight hours to charge and the Chevy Volt takes ten hours to charge until full.

The Nils weighs a slim 1,014lbs and can sprint from 0-62mph in 11 seconds, also pretty good for a city car. Top speed on the German concept is governed at 81mph. Full production isn't planned for the Nils, as it is only a study-designed car. It will be used for testing and one day could inspire an actual production car. It will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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