TG drives the VW XL1 in London

What makes the XL1 so wonderful - OK, apart from the fact everyone thinks you're a person of taste and discernment for driving one - is the deep engagement in driving it. You watch the dials and listen to the powertrain to get best economy, you avoid the brakes by anticipating the car's motion and how it swims with the traffic. The steering, without assistance, gives you an intimate connection to the road. Eventually you get close to a non-physical state, where you're getting along with almost no energy, powered only by thought.