Volkswagen has officially unveiled the E-Bugster concept at the North American International Auto Show. It features an electric motor that produces 114 hp (85 kW / 116 PS) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque.

Volkswagen has officially unveiled the E-Bugster concept at the North American International Auto Show.

Looking remarkably similar to the Ragster concept, the E-Bugster is an electric Beetle with a 695 lb (315 kg) lithium-ion battery. It powers an electric motor that produces 114 hp (85 kW / 116 PS) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque. This enables the car to travel more than 100 miles (161 km) on a single charge.

When the battery is depleted, it can be replenished via a 120V or 240V outlet. It can also use a rapid charger to deliver an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

On the styling front, the model is distinguished by a chopped roof, flared fenders and 20-inch alloy wheels. There's also LED daytime running lights, a two-seat interior and EV-specific gauges.

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Volkswagen E-Bugster concept unveiled in Detroit [video]