Volkswagen Beetle Could Become Electric

Posted: Oct 25 2016, 1:44pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 26 2016, 9:14pm CDT , in Cars & Vehicles


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Volkswagen Beetle Could Become Electric
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  • The Famous Volkswagen Beetle Might be Replaced, but with an Electric Version.

It was said earlier that the Volkswagen Beetle might be discontinued after the year 2018. However it looks like there is a change of plans by Volkswagen on this famous car model. The retro styled car is really famous all around the world and it has gotten a few changes for the 2017 model.

However it looks like it is going to get its power at the rear like the iconic beetle which was released for the first time many years ago. The new model might have a rear mounted motor. We are hoping it to arrive somewhere in the year 2018 or after that.

The new model won’t showcase the gasoline burning TSI 4 cylinder engine. It will have a model that will be built on the MEB platform. This platform is currently being developed and will be used in most of the electric vehicle by the next few years, according to AutoEvolution.

The battery powered models of the company will probably use the same platform in the coming next models. An electric model requires less space than a gasoline powered engine. Thus it gives more cabin room for the passengers in the Beetle.

The MEB platform by Volkswagen is specially designed to handle two motors. Another important thing is that it is not also clear if the clients will like the car to be electric rather than the conventional gasoline powered. The MEB platform won’t be ready for production until the year 2020 thus the Volkswagen Beetle EV might be somewhere far away.

The Cabriolet version which was released earlier was a success, but the coupe and cabriolet version both couldn’t attract a lot of customers.

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