VW presented at the Detroit Auto Show a 2013 Jetta Hybrid and an all-electric E-Bugster. Let’s take this moment to talk about the concept car E-Bugster. The two-seat speedster-style coupe powertrain is named “Blue e-motion” using a 114-hp / 85 kW electric motor fed by a 28.3 kWh lithium-ion 665 pound battery pack. 0-60 mph takes 11 seconds with a city driving range of up to 110 miles. VW says that the E-Bugster can be fully charged in 35 minutes from empty using a fast-charging system. The plug is located beneath the VW logo on the hood.
It uses altered LED running lights borrowed from the Beetle design and rolls on 20-inch wheels. Inside are gauges tailored to the E-Bugster’s electric prowess, and the tachometer is swapped for an energy-consumption display. There are indicators for the battery range and charge. This car looks like a serious all-electric future contender.
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