|Also called||Ultra Fuel Economy|
|Production||2005 (Concept car)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||1-door hatchback|
|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)|
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.
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- "Daihatsu Exhibits HVS Hybrid Open Sports Car and UFE-III Ultra Fuel Economy Car at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show". Daihatsu. 11 October 2005.
- "Daihatsu UFE-III". diseno-art.com.
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