Saturday, April 21, 2012
The E-Bugster Cabrio will be powered by an electric motor that produces 114 horsepower enabling the two-seat Beetle speedster to accelerate from 0-60 in 10.8 seconds, and all with zero emissions.
The lithium-ion battery is housed behind the front seats, has a range of 111 miles in the city and can be recharged using a conventional electric outlet in about 35 minutes. Driving range of the E-Bugster can be increased as the brakes are applied and the kinetic energy is converted into stored electricity.
Inside, the E-Bugster Cabrio comes with sport seats, and comes with its own light show as the driver pushes the start button. Volkswagen says, “first, the interior is immersed in a white light, then a blue light. It begins as a light pulse in the instrument cluster; from there the light emanates as a thin line of light, just one millimeter wide, coursing into the door window sills and around the air nozzles – a kind of visual awakening of the E-Bugster.”
The E-Buster Cabrio that will be unveiled in Beijing, will be the sportiest Beetle ever, and Volkswagen is attempting to show how sporty can also be green.