The 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster is an electric motor that makes 114 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. A lithium-ion battery enables the car to go more than 100 miles in zero emissions driving. Stored under the trunk floor and the rear seats, the battery weighs 695 pounds. The 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster battery is recharged via a plug interface located underneath the hood VW logo and can accommodate all three types of available chargers Level 1 (120V), Level 2 (240), and, where available, Level 3. Holistically, Volkswagen calls the electric drive unit used in the 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster “Blue-e-motion’, and is found in future products such as the Golf Blue-e-Motion.
Besides being a study of pure-electric mobility, the 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster is also a dynamic design study Beetle. At the front, flat and wide windshield E-Bugster is distinctive. The E-Bugster utilizes LED daytime running lights, like the production Beetle, except that here they form a distinctive to each side of the lower air intake in the front bumper graph. This LED graphic is mirrored by reflectors in the rear bumper. Since the e-up! concept car was presented in Europe, these unique DRLs have become a signature element on Volkswagen electric vehicle studies.
On one hand, low, flat roof 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept serves to frame the rest of the distinguishing features of the vehicle. Between its flared fenders and 20-inch wheels, there’s a distinctive Beetle “V” that runs along the side of the vehicle. Above its side sill, a decal with the signing of the’E-Bugster’can be seen. Just above this point, the chrome has been lengthened from the lower window border towards the rear of the car. The top of the E-Bugster extends in a flat arch in this chrome line and borders the vehicle’s side windows. The height between the chrome lower edge of these windows and the higher roof line is tight, like a chopped-down speedster. Overall, the Bugster is nearly three inches lower than a Beetle.
The 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept unique appearance, is not all that sets the E-Bugster apart from the production Beetle, but gauges also sports EV-specific inside. The traditional tachometer has been replaced by a display of power consumption which fluctuates with vehicle acceleration. Other instruments includes a driving range indicator, a display showing the charge state of the battery and a screen that shows the driver the intensity of 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster battery regeneration.