We first saw the Volkswagen E-Bugster at the Detroit Auto Show, but this time at the Beijing Motor Show, the concept took a topless bow! The E-Bugster hints at the upcoming Beetle Cabriolet as well as the automaker’s electric drivetrains.

The E-Bugster concept is powered by a 114-hp electric motor capable of a leisure 10.9 second stroll to 100 kmh. Volkswagen claims that a 28.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack can supply enough juice for a 177 kilometer range. The E-Bugster can be recharged via a specialist DC source—in 35 minutes—or longer from a 230-volt AC outlet. Kinetic energy during coasting and regenerative braking also recharges the battery pack.


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