Daihatsu UFE-III

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Manufacturer Daihatsu
Also called Ultra Fuel Economy
Production 2005 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
Class Kei car
Body style 1-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Electric motor 2
Battery 1 × nickel–metal hydride
Length 340 mm (13.4 in)
Width 148 mm (5.8 in)
Height 120 mm (4.7 in)
Kerb weight 440 kg (970 lb)
Predecessor UFE-II (2003)

The UFE-III (Ultra Fuel Economy-third generation) is a mini-hybrid concept car being developed by Daihatsu. The vehicle can transport three people (one driver, and two passengers in the rear). The hybrid system comprises a 660-cubic centimeter direct-injection gasoline engine, two motors, and a nickel–metal hydride battery. Daihatsu estimates the UFE-III's fuel economy at 72 kilometres per litre (170 mpg‑US). The body is in polymer and ultra-light aluminum with a canopy door and pointed LED headlamps. The UFE-III has an aerodynamic drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.168 and is controlled by steer-by-wire technology. Third generation of the "Ultra Fuel Economy" UFE, it was first shown in October 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show.[1][2]


  1. ^ McDonald, Neil (20 October 2005). "Daihatsu 2008 UFE-III - First look: Daihatsu's UFE-III a head-turning eco-car". GoAuto. 
  2. ^ Bewerten, Jetzt. "Daihatsu UFE-III: Extrem sparsam" [Daihatsu UFE-III: Extremely economical] (in German). Auto, Motor und Sport. 

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