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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:04 PM

Volkswagen's E-Bugster Concept Car



Don't call it a Ragster. Though it shares its basic body shape with the slammed New Beetle that debuted at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen E-Bugster is a completely new concept that's based on the latest version of VW's iconic Beetle. And it's electric.

That electric motor puts out 114-horsepower (85 kW) and 199 pound-feet of torque, which out to be plenty to get this squashed Bug down the road with a quickness. Range is listed at about 100 miles, courtesy of a 695-pound lithium ion battery pack that resides both under the rear seats and trunk floor. A charging port is located under the VW logo at the car's nose, and, depending on the charger being used, an 80-percent charge can happen in just 30 minutes.

LINK: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/09/volkswagen-e-bugster-concept-detroit-auto-show-2012/

Very cool

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. Pretty cool.

100 miles range makes this a solid commuter. I could go to work and home on a single charge and have reserve if I have to dash out at lunch for an errand.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 01:46 PM

2. Nice roofline

That's something that should be incorporated into all VWs regardless of powerplant. I see from the 1st sentence that it may come to be.

It reminds me of the days of the EMPI performance VWs

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:53 AM

3. n/t

 

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