23 Apr '12, 4pm

Volkswagen E-Bugster concept lowers its lid in Beijing

Volkswagen E-Bugster concept lowers its lid in Beijing

Asian premiere of the E-Bugster – an electrified Beetle! Beetle concept car is powered by an 85 kW E-motor Zero emissions vehicle was conceptualised as two-seat speedster Wolfsburg / Beijing, 21 April 2012 - The Beetle! – it is the successor to an automotive icon. The new car is considered the sportiest Beetle ever. Now Volkswagen is showing, in an Asian premiere at Auto China in Beijing, how this sportiness can also be transferred to a Beetle with pure electric drive. The E-Bugster was specially designed for this mission: a two-seat Beetle speedster, 85 kW in power, 0 to 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds, with zero emissions yet the sharpest of proportions. Blue-e-Motion for a clean future The central electric module of the E-Bugster has an innovative design; it weighs just 80 kg. The energy for powering the electric motor is stored in a lithium-ion battery whose modules are house...

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