NILS, a single-seat electric concept vehicle from Volkswagen, offers a glimpse of a new form of minimalist mobility, has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

VW NILS concept

The new VW concept car features an aluminum space frame, wing doors and free-standing wheels promises the dynamic performance of a sports car, yet travels silently with zero emissions.

"The goal of the NILS project is to research a technically concrete and economically feasible vehicle concept for micromobility which restructures individual transportation to make it more efficient and environmentally compatible based on electric drive technology," said Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management and Head of Development for the Volkswagen Brand.

NILS is a very compact car that requires extremely little space in traffic. It is only 3.04 meters long - making it about 500mm shorter than the new Volkswagen up!.

With a range of 65 kilometers and a top speed of 130 km/h, NILS would be the ideal vehicle for taking on the daily commute to work.