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Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept 2012

An auto show is an event of unveiling new concept cars by car manufacturers to showcase and test the designs for future car models. Volkswagen unveiled the E-Bugster concept at the Detroit Auto Show and this concept seems to hint at the future design of the Volkswagen Beetle. However, the Volkswagen E-Bugster concept is a two-seat speedster powered by a lithium-ion battery with a driving range of 180km with zero emissions.

Detroit Auto Show 2012 – Volkswagen shows commitment to hybrid and electric mobility

World premieres of the Jetta Hybrid and the E-Bugster concept car

“Volkswagen not only stands for emotion and driving fun, but also for sustainable and responsible mobility.”

Wolfsburg / Detroit, 09 January 2012 - Volkswagen is kicking off the year 2012 with two world premieres, both of which showcase innovative design and technological progress: the new Jetta Hybrid is powered by a high-tech petrol engine and a zero emissions electric motor. And the E-Bugster concept demonstrates that the sportiness of the Beetle can also be realized with an electric drive.

The E-Bugster radiates a very special dynamism from all viewing angles with flush windows, a low roof and 20-inch wheels. The two-seat speedster draws its power from a lithium-ion battery. The 80 kg light electric motor with a power output of 85 kW enables a minimum driving range of 180 km – with zero emissions. In addition, the E-Bugster has a system for recovering braking energy. As soon as the driver’s foot leaves the accelerator pedal or brakes, the car’s kinetic energy is converted to electricity, which is stored in the battery. This extends the car’s driving range.

"The new Jetta Hybrid and the E-Bugster are showing once again that Volkswagen not only stands for emotion and driving fun, but also for sustainable and responsible mobility," explains Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Head of Development for the Volkswagen brand.

Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept 2012

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