Four Futuristic City Cars by GM From 1969


Pictured Above: 1969 GM XP-511, XP-512H, XP-512E, XP-512G


In 1969, General Motors experimented with “urban cars” to increase gas mileage. This is proof that GM planned to get in front of the potential OPEC oil control problems and the predicted energy shortages. The world was told that the world’s oil reserves were running on empty, and we would be out of the resource by 2020.


General Motors invited press members to the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, to show them several future mobility concepts it had developed. The GM XP 512 series was a three-car lineup of tiny two-person city cars intended for u