Volkswagen NILS, resulted in a vehicle for single-seater electric concept that a vision offers a new form of minimalist mobility in public unveiled at the IAA in 2011. This concept vehicle, an aluminum framework space has, independent wheels wings doors has the dynamism of a sports car, although the calm and with zero emissions.
NILS project is funded by the Federal Ministry of transport, building and urban development and technically realistic and economical.
“NILS expected the future.” The aim of the project, NILS is a technically realistic and economically viable concept for a minimalist commuter vehicle that makes individual transport, efficient and ecological thanks to its electric Department “Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leohold, head of who said Volkswagen Group research.”
NILS Volkswagen is a very compact car that requires very little space in the movement. Only is 3.04 metres long-they make more short as the new Volkswagen up to about 50 cm.-only 0.39 m width wheel to wheel and barely 1.2 meters high.
NILS a race car has the same basic design as formula Volkswagen with the driver in the Middle, the module in the back and wheels on foot. 17 Inch alloy wheels have tyres, 125 / 80 115 / 80 (front)/(rear) optimized for low rolling resistance.
Although his inspiration from Formula 1 can be used, the style has its origins in the middle of the design of the Volkswagen in Potsdam, Berlin. Designer Thomas Ingenlath, Director of the Center, said: “NILS was developed to be a Visual statement and a vision for the future of car-to-date.” I am particularly pleased, that we the concept of the two wing doors glass. This makes us large transparent surfaces and allows at the same time to enter and exit the vehicle very comfortable, even in the righteous parking. ”
Because NILS Volkswagen so compact and light (460 kg), it is fun to drive. It has a top speed of 130 km/h and 100 km/h in less than 11 seconds can accelerate. This is kW using an electric motor with a relatively small 15 and a peak, the short term of 25 kW. A lithium ion battery delivers with the electric motor makes. The capacity of the battery (5.3 kWh) can reach up to 65 km, depending on the way to go. A battery of this size is relatively cheap and 230 volts can conventional (up to two hours charging time) via a socket or be loaded into an electric vehicle charging station. The connection is located on the back under the module back-lit.
The heart of the system of the electric drive is easy electric motor 19 kg together with the transfer and the battery. Energy management, an investor in the high voltage pulse is the along with the 12-volt-DC/DC-converters for electric system of the vehicle and charger,-an. All drive components are in a housing made of aluminium on the back of NILS compact; Unit is for the rear wheels.
The module, battery and all other parts are so small that there is still room for a small but practical boots pace. Area of the body color on the back to top module swings lighting, show enough space for items such as drinks and a bag.
Optimum weight distribution ensures that Volkswagen not only commute NILS driver with zero emissions, but have fun doing. The units of the light NILS as a go-kart. The address is purely mechanical (light weight means assistance is not required), while the electric motor produces its maximum torque of 130 nm of the status quo, a by transferring speed. The suspension was by double warhead front and rear; During ESP (electronic stability program) helps to master all over exuberance of drivers.
Security is more important than the pleasure of course and NILS is equipped with an automatic distance control system. This uses radar sensors, to the square in front of the vehicle at a distance of 200 metres and REM measures to ensure that the distance to the vehicle on the market for the car not covered by a specified minimum value to analyze. The system can even automatically, stop the car to a stop depending on the situation.