The classic Beetle turns a page in its history and without changing its style will start to be available – exclusively as an electric car. Volkswagen cooperation product with eClassics Company will be presented for the first time at the Frankfurt International Fair (12-22 September).
The eBeetle uses all the systems of the new electric-powered Volkswagen e-up1 efficiency of 60 KW (82 horsepower) at one speed in the automatic transmission (and another for reverse). The battery system is integrated in the lower part of the car and consists of 14 units, each with a capacity of 2.6 kWh. Lithium-ion battery units produce a total energy of up to 36.8 kWh.
The increased weight due to the batteries has brought about a reinforcement of the chassis and the brakes. The total weight of the E-Beetle is 1,280 kg, and for acceleration 0-50 and 0-80 The respective times are 4 and 8 sec. At a maximum speed of 150 km/h.
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The autonomy is approximately 200 km. If the batteries “empty” the built-in components allow for a one-hour fast charge, offering another 150 km. ride. The supply is located at the rear traffic light where the entire taillight is lifted and the socket for battery charge is revealed.