Don’t know if VW is going to produce this but anyway this is the coolest looking electric car out there. The electrics have not made a big splash on the market, power and driving distance is at a loss with any of these DC powered rides so here the Germans’ try to tap this with the E Bugster.
An electric motor provides the E-Bugster with 85 kWh (115 PS) of power, which can propel it from 0 to 60 mph in 10.9 seconds, and yet offers a range of at least 110 miles from the 28.3 kWh lithium-ion batteries. If the E-Bugster needs a top-up, a fast-charging function allows complete recharging in just 35 minutes from a specialist DC source, or slower charging from an AC source such as a 230-volt domestic outlet. Bugster also charges itself as soon as the driver’s foot leaves the accelerator pedal, when kinetic energy is transformed into electricity and stored in the battery. Applying the brakes increases the intensity of regeneration, a function that is indicated to the driver in the instrument panel. Other instruments include driving range and battery state indicators, and a meter that shows how much energy the driver is requesting via the accelerator pedal.
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The sixth annual Southern Worthersee gathering was by far the biggest yet, with 3,800 cars and 8,200 people in attendance. “SoWo” is patterned after the Wörthersee Tour in Reifnitz, Austria, the largest annual gathering of Volkswagen enthusiasts for over twenty years.
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on Dyno – 2276cc
This isn’t most powerful Bug out there but @ 162.8HP, wheel slip on the Dyno? Now that’s impressive!
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Electric VW Beetle Run
Brothers Sam and Oliver Young made it into electric drag racing history at Santa Pod Raceway in the UK with his 1600 pound electric VW bug, “Black Current.” Sam piloted Black Current to a 9.82 @ 132.22 mph run followed by a 9.51 time at 135.65 mph. This makes the speedy electric bug the “World’s First Street-Bodied Electric Car” to break into the 9’s. A significant historic event for EVs and electric drag racing history. The current running through Black Current is provided by FlightPower Lithium Polymer® EVO Ultra Nano batteries which have thicker interconnects than regular RC batteries to handle the extra current.!
Now that’s hooking up with DC! As we progress into the future I’m going to miss the noise.
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Das Drag Day
This is Beetle Mania:
Bitburg is a former US Airbase, which for the last couple of years now, is mainly used for Drag Racing purposes by the GI’s. Following an initiative by “1on1-motorsports.de”, the Bitburg Motorpark includes a 1/4 mile Track equipped with a real Drag Racing timing Set-up.
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