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Auto ShowsFully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power

11:11  10 september  2019
11:11  10 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Eventually, the electric Beetle will top out at 93 mph. Estimated range per VW is 124 miles, and when it comes time to plug it in, the E - Beetle VW isn't going it alone on this project, though. It's partner, eClassics, will help bring the E - Beetle to life and there's already plenty of plans for more classic cars

The Volkswagen New Beetle is a compact car, introduced by Volkswagen in 1997, drawing heavy Similar from the Web. Fully electric Volkswagen E - Beetle molds classic looks and . The E - Beetle - VW Makes A Classic Petrol- Powered Beetle Fully . Using parts from the new VW e -up!

The idea of taking a classic car and fitting it with a modern electric powertrain is nothing new, but Volkswagen is getting in on the trend. Ahead of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, VW showed the E-Beetle on Thursday.

Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Classic motoring with a modern twist. Volkswagen

It's the original Beetle we all know and adore but with a lithium-ion battery and electric motor in place of the traditional internal-combustion engine. In fact, it's a pretty seamless transition since the electric running gear comes from another VW car already in production, the E-Up! subcompact.

With the E-Up! powertrain, the E-Beetle makes 81 horsepower with a 36.8 kilowatt-hour battery onboard. Weight, subsequently, increases to a far heavier 2,822 pounds compared to a traditional Beetle. Modern electric powertrains are hardly kind to vehicle curb weights, but VW said the added weight doesn't compromise quick acceleration.

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I knew that even though Volkswagen ended Beetle (including Beetle -dressed Golfs) production in July, they VW is partnering with German EV conversion company eClassics to do conversions of classic , air-cooled The first one they’re showing is a 1973 Super Beetle convertible, and it looks fantastic.

The Volkswagen Beetle is a sporty coupe that is loved the world over. Beetle . A classic that keeps up with the times. From Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), which helps maintain appropriate stopping power during a hard-braking situation, to Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Mashing the throttle will see the E-Beetle go from 0 to 31 mph in under four seconds, while 50 mph happens in about eight seconds. Times for an estimated 0 to 60-mph run weren't provided, but we'd eager 10 seconds is a good guess judging by the times needed for lower speeds. Eventually, the electric Beetle will top out at 93 mph.

Estimated range per VW is 124 miles, and when it comes time to plug it in, the E-Beetle accepts fast charging. The battery will recharge about 93 miles in an hour on a fast charger.

VW isn't going it alone on this project, though. It's partner, eClassics, will help bring the E-Beetle to life and there's already plenty of plans for more classic cars with electric powertrains. A platform for an electric Microbus is in the works and VW said there's even talk of an electric Porsche 356. What a brave new world, indeed.

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Volkswagen has announced a new way for vintage Beetle owners to convert their cars to battery electric power . The automaker is partnering with a German firm called eClassics that will actually perform the retrofits, while VW will provide the batteries and powertrain. VW says it’s already working

VW supplies the electric motor and single-speed transmission from its e -Up! electric car. Other vintage Volkswagen models may get electric makeovers in Electric conversions of classic cars are nothing new . Zelectric already offers an electric Beetle , while Voitures Extravert does the same with the

The Volkswagen E-Beetle is classic motoring with a modern twist

Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power
Fully electric Volkswagen E-Beetle molds classic looks and new-age power

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