By on September 5, 2019

With the last incarnation of the Volkswagen Beetle officially dead and buried, VW is hoping to breathe new life into vintage models by retrofitting them with electric powertrains. While purists will no doubt frame this as the blatant ruination of a historic model, something tells us that plenty of Beetle fans are just quirky enough to dig the idea.

On Thursday, Volkswagen Group Components announced that its partnership with eClassics has birthed the “e-Beetle” (e-Käfer in German). Borrowing components from the company’s European e-Up, the model is supposed to be a proof of concept for the electric conversion of other historic models — with VW noting that an e-Porsche 356 and electrified Microbus are already in the works.  (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • SilverCoupe: Not actually recently, but back in the late ’80’s or so, I saw a not too distinctive looking...
  • Lie2me: This was only the beginning for the full-sizers from Chrysler, by the time it was over the New Yorker/5th...
  • Vulpine: If you ask me (and I know you didn’t) I think this is a great idea. It emphasizes the...
  • JimC2: Glorious excess and opulence. If the real skinflints had their way, these would come special order with a...
  • Corey Lewis: boudoir bureau?

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Matthew Guy
  • Timothy Cain
  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber