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Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept

  • Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept electric two-seat coupe, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    A two-seater, chop-top, electric Beetle? Yep, that's the Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept, making its world debut tomorrow at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show--but getting an early sneak peek thanks to some leaks the night before. The "speedster" look (though VW acknowledges it's not a true open-top speedster) of the low roof, flat/wide windshield, and shallow windows are the primary design departures for the E-Bugster. The real highlight is the all-electric powertrain. Volkswagen says it's a 114-horsepower (85 kW), 199-pound-foot electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery good for more than 100 miles...

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