VW can update and redesign the Beetle all they want, but it will never ever come close to capturing the charm of the original car. Zelectric Motors knows this well and is taking the classic Bug into 2014 with a fully electric model. A reliable, classic Beetle that you will never have to take to a gas station? Sounds like a winner to us. Classic Bugs from the 50s and 60s will be converted into Plug-in EVs with maintenance-free engines that can power the car for up to 110 miles of range and is capable of reaching speeds over 90 miles per hour. ZelectricBugs are currently in production and start at $45,000.
Chevrolet builds an electric car for the masses with their Bolt EV
Will this be the car that takes electric vehicles into the mainstream?