2012, Detroit: Volkswagen Beetle switched to electricity
There was premiered concept car Volkswagen E-Bugster in the North American auto show, which is the electric version of the latest generation of “bug”.
The power plant with zero exhaust of the results of the Volkswagen E-Bugster in motion . The electric motor, fed by a rechargeable li-ion battery, develops 116 hp and 270 Nm of torque. On one charge of the battery the two-door coupe without stops overcomes to 161 km. The battery can be charged from the mains with a voltage of 120 or 240 Volts. Fast-charge (to 80%) takes only 35 minutes.
Double Electric Volkswagen E-Bugster is lower 90 mm and 30 mm wider than the standard “beetle.” Show car, which is put on the light-alloy wheels dimension of 20 inches, stands no rear side windows and pipes exhaust system, upgraded front bumper with a C-shaped LED headlamps and black appliqu?s on the sidewalls.
Power unit of the Volkswagen E-Bugster it is planned to install on a family of Volkswagen models Golf.со next year.
On the other novelties Detroit auto show 2012 read here.