The all-new electric rendition of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, affectionately called the e-Beetle, has stirred up excitement among vintage car enthusiasts worldwide. Embracing the cherished design of the classic model, the e-Beetle is a captivating blend of nostalgia and modernity.
Reviving a Classic: The Volkswagen Beetle Enters the Electric Age
A contemporary twist graces the enduring charm of Volkswagen’s classic Beetle. Departing from the conventional internal combustion engine, the VW e-Beetle now harnesses the power of an electric motor paired with a lithium-ion battery.
The Electric Beetle: A Glimpse into the Future?
Could the legendary Volkswagen Bug find a new lease on life in the age of electrification? Volkswagen has unveiled a digital concept of an electric Beetle for an upcoming animated film slated for release in theaters and on Netflix next month. The big question remains: Will this concept translate into reality?
Reviving the Icon: A Vision for the Electric Beetle’s Future
With a global fanbase exceeding 23 million, Volkswagen’s Beetle has left an indelible mark. Although sales had slowed, leading to the retirement of this uniquely styled compact car in the US in 2019, the spirit of the Beetle endures. Volkswagen has seamlessly woven its rich heritage into the fabric of an all-electric lineup.
Incorporating Legacy into Innovation: The Electric ID.4 SUV’s Beetle-Inspired DNA
Volkswagen pays homage to the Beetle’s legacy by infusing its rear-engine layout and low center of gravity into the electric ID.4 SUV, creating a driving experience that’s undeniably enjoyable.
An Electrifying Future: Reimagining the Beetle for Modern Times
Having successfully transitioned other beloved models like the microbus into the electric era with the ID. Buzz (set to hit US roads next year), why not electrify the Beetle? Volkswagen initially entertained the idea of an electric Bug in 2017, with then-head of design Klaus Bischoff expressing the company’s enthusiasm for the concept. Although decisions were pending, Bischoff hinted at the potential for an electric Beetle.
From Concept to Reality: Exploring Volkswagen’s Electric Endeavors
Volkswagen’s pursuit of an electric future manifested in the form of the fully electric E-Bugster concept showcased in 2014. This striking concept boasted “more power, less flower,” incorporating swift charging through a novel Combined Charging System co-developed with Audi, BMW, Porsche, Ford, and GM/Opel. The E-Bugster retained the standard Beetle’s length but added 30 mm to its width, while a lowered roof at 1,400 mm (a reduction of about 90 mm) enhanced aerodynamics and sportiness.
Embarking on New Terrain: The All-Electric ID. Buggy Concept
Making its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the all-electric ID. Buggy concept reimagined the Bug as an off-road adventurer, drawing inspiration from the iconic California dune buggies of the 1960s.
A Digital Evolution: The Electric Beetle’s Cinematic Debut
Volkswagen has unveiled an electrifying Beetle concept set to make its on-screen debut in an upcoming animated family film created in collaboration with ZAG and Mediawan Kids & Family, titled “Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir.” In this cinematic venture, the beloved characters will traverse their escapades alongside various electric cars from Volkswagen’s ID. family, including the concept electric Beetle, the ID. Vizzion, and the ID. Buzz models.
A Delightful Fusion: Merging Entertainment and Electric Mobility
Volkswagen views this collaboration as an opportunity to introduce the ID. family of electric vehicles to a wide family audience in a personable and engaging manner. The EVs will seamlessly integrate into the storyline, adding depth and intrigue to the film’s narrative.
Catch a Glimpse: The Electric Beetle Concept Hits Screens Soon
Enthusiasts and audiences worldwide can catch a glimpse of this concept in action when the movie premieres in theaters on July 5, with streaming availability beginning on July 28.