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The electric bug: Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept

By FaezClutchless on 15 Jan 2012

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The 2012 Detroit Motor Show is considered one of the biggest auto exhibitions in the United States and that is the best time and place for an automaker to showcase a new model. Some groups have wondered what Volkswagen will debut at the abovementioned show.

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There were rumoured reports that Volkswagen is coming up with a convertible version of the current generation Beetle. It seems that those reports were pretty close but still not close enough as Volkswagen has introduced an all-electric version of the Beetle with an open-top roof which is named as the E-Bugster.

The name E-Bugster is a combination of the words electric, bug and speedster. The steeply raked front windshields, shallow side windows, lowered height profile and the sloping roof line indicate a speedster styled vehicle. But, Volkswagen has emphasised that it is not a true open-top speedster. But still, the three inch chopped roof gives it a masculine retro look (just like an American hot rod).

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Other unique features of the car include a rear spoiler that is wrapped around the body; just below the rear windscreen, a five spoke 20 inch wheels, a C-shaped LED lights that is situated on the front bumpers and a similar C-shaped reflectors on the rear bumpers.

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The real highlight of the car is the Blue e-motion electric drive unit that Volkswagen has applied to this sexy looking speedster. The E-Bugster is capable of a 100 mile driving range on a single charge. The lithium-ion battery pack which weighs around 315 kilograms is fixed under the trunk floor. Volkswagen did not reveal the battery’s kilowatt/hour rating. The car generates around 114bhp and a torque of 270Nm.

The E-Bugster will have 3 levels of charging mode. Level 1 (120 volts), level 2 (240 volts) and a level 3 which is a quick charge mode. In the level 3 quick charge mode, the car can reach 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

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On the inside, the E-Bugster will get an electric vehicle specific instrument gauges. There will be a battery charge state display which shows the driver the intensity of battery regeneration and in place of the tachometer, the car will get an energy consumption display which fluctuates according to the driver’s driving style.

Photo credit: Motor Authority

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