VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show
 
VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show
jan 09, 2012

VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show

the volkswagen ‘e-bugster’ concept

for exhibition at the 2012 detroit auto show, volkswagen presents its ‘e-bugster’ concept car, a low-riding all-electric coupe.

offering zero emissions and a range of 100 miles (160 km) with 114-horsepower, the vehicle uses an 85-kilowatt electric motor powered by lithium-ion battery pack, mounted under the rear bench in a layout similar to that of the original beetle. the battery is rechargeable via a plug located at the front below the logo, charging to 80% capacity in 30 minutes.

the sporty look of the coupe is enhanced by its low, streamlined roof, widened C-pillars, contrasting black A-pillars, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

while volkswagen has no plans to put the ‘e-bugster’ into production, the car’s ‘blue-e-motion’ electric propulsion system will be utilized in future electric vehicles, like the 2013 ‘golf blue-e-motion‘.

VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show 3/4 front view

VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show side view

VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show 3/4 rear view

VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show 3/4 top view

VW electric e bugster concept at detroit auto show additional rear view

  • This Volkswagen E-Busgter looks dynamic. Some say it is an element of VW’s try to become the world’s leading automaker. However, some critics believe the new Beetle concept is wrong-thinking in today’s market.

    Thomas C
  • I guess he means that vw beatle looks a little bit like a muscul car

    i hate my pony
  • “american vesion of a 911” ???
    It is still germany and good looking, man.

    g
  • The short windshield and low flat roof really give this design a new character. Unfortunately, it sounds like it is going to be placed on display alongside the ir1l concept(s), never to be built.

    Dan
  • looks like the american version of a 911!

    c
  • looks good!

    mash
  • sweet

    dbkii

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