Daihatsu UFE-III

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Also calledUltra Fuel Economy
Production2005 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
ClassKei car
Body style1-door hatchback
LayoutFF layout
Electric motor2
Battery1 × nickel–metal hydride
Length3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Kerb weight440 kg (970 lb)
PredecessorUFE-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][3]


  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.
  3. ^ "Daihatsu - UFE-III". ACI. Retrieved 2018-12-06.

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