Volkswagen introduced the Space Up to the U.S. press at the 2007 LA Auto Show on Wednesday.
The hybrid concept vehicle, which would run on a combination of compressed hydrogen fuel and lithium-ion batteries, would have a top speed of about 75 mph.
Its batteries could be recharged from common electrical outlets. On electrical battery power alone, the Space Up could travel about 155 miles, and on a full tank of hydrogen would have a range of about 220 miles.
In keeping with the Space Up' s environmentally friendly theme, much of the interior is made from recycled materials that include wood, plastics, and organic plastics (aka biopolymers).