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Volkswagen has debuted a Beetle concept car called the E-Bugster at the NAIAS in 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Wider, lower and a ‘chop-top’ roof design taking inspiration from the Volkswagen Ragster concept of 2005.
The two-seat Beetle speedster features pure electric drive and is a powered by a Blue-e-Motion system. EV-specific instrumentation in the cabin includes an energy consumption gauge that fluctuates with vehicle acceleration, a driving range indicator, a charge state display, and a battery regeneration display.
The Volkswagen E-Bugster is an electric Beetle model is propelled by an electric motor with a power output of 85 kW (114HP) and a lithium-ion battery that enables a minimum driving range of 180 km (112 miles) in zero emissions model. The E-Bugster’s Blue-E-Motion system can accommodate three different chargers: Level 1 (12V, Level 2 (240V) and quick-charge, which could provide up to an 80 percent charge in 30 minutes.
On the styling front, exterior design elements include a swept-back and wide windscreen, the model is distinguished by a chopped roof, flared fenders and 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and highly customised bumpers from the production Beetle.
On the interior, including sport two-seat, the use of aluminium as material for door handles and belt guides as well as a continuous centre tunnel finished in body colour and EV-specific gauges.
Gallery Volkswagen E-Bugster