Volkswagen has unveiled the NILS concept in Frankfurt.

Developed with the support of the German government, the futuristic EV has xenon headlights, gullwing doors and free-standing 17-inch aluminum wheels.

The cabin is minimalistic but features a digital instrument cluster, a portable infotainment system and a single seat for the driver.

Power comes from a 5.3 kWh battery which motivates an electric motor with a peak output of 34 PS (25 kW / 34 hp) and 130 Nm (95 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 460 kg (1,015 lb) car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 11 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). The range is just 65 km (40 miles), but Volkswagen says 73.9% of all commuters residing between Berlin and Munich cover less than 25 km (15.5 miles) on their way to work.

Volkswagen NILS concept