Volkswagen Beetle might be dead, but its spirit will leave forever. As a proof Volkswagen itself can not let go of the name: at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show they will bring the e-Beetle. Described as a “holistic concept” it was developed in cooperation with eClassics and uses the electric motor from the new VW e-up!
The e-Beetle uses an electric engine and a 1-speed gearbox produced in Kassel, while the battery system components are supplied from Brunswick. This system delivers a total of 82 horsepower and gets its power from a battery system with 14 modules, each with a capacity of 2.6 kWh.
The e-Beetle accelerates from 0 to 50 km/h in just under four seconds and to 80 km in just over eight seconds.Top speeds is up to 150 km/h, while the electric range is 200 km.
“The electrified Beetle combines the charm of our classic car with the mobility of the future. Innovative e- components from Volkswagen Group Components are under the bonnet – we work with them to electrify historically important vehicles, in what is an emotional process,” explains Thomas Schmall, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components. “We are also providing Beetle owners with a professional conversion solution, using production parts of the highest quality.”