While the iconic bug is still strong, Volkswagen decided to make a fun, sporty, zero emissions concept out of it. The E-Bugster, an all-electric Beetle as the auto maker's new approach was noticed at North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept has the much expected hot rod look expressed in three-inch chopped roof and 20-inch wheels. Being slightly different than the standard Beetle, the E-Bugster's exterior features revised front and rear bumpers with LED daytime running lights. What the automaker did is the integration of Blue-e-Motion electric drive unit to the present generation Beetle. This electric drive system is expected to pop up again in the near future, since it will most likely to fit out the upcoming version of Golf Hatchback.
The newly revealed concept is powered by an electric motor that makes 114 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. Featuring 695-pound lithium-ion battery underneath the rear seat and trunk floor, the E-Bugster is certainly sportier than the standard Beetle. While the projected range is over 100 miles, there are three charging options offered: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. According to auto maker, the latter is a quick charge setup. It takes 30 minutes for Level 3 charger to have its pack charged to 80-percent.