Volkswagen announced that it had produced a complete electric drive conversion kit that transforms a classic gas-powered Beetle into an electrical vehicle — great news for eco-conscious owners of the German automaker’s iconic car.
The Beetle conversion kit incorporates technology from the company’s all-electric e-Up car.
The upgrade kit includes up to 14 lithium-ion battery modules, and once equipped with the electric drive, a classic Beetle will reportedly have a range of 200 kilometers (124 miles), with a top speed of up to 150 kilometers per hour (93 miles per hour).
Unfortunately, any Americans interested in getting their classic Beetle converted to electric will have an arduous journey ahead of them — VW has only partnered with one company, eClassics, for the conversions, and it’s located in Germany.
Reference- Volkswagen PR, Futurism
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