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The Volkswagen E-Bugster will be properly unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show today, but until that happens here are some photos and details with this electric concept which pays homage to the 2005 Ragster concept.

The Volkswagen E-Bugster is based on the new generation Beetle, but in this case the car is 7.4 cm lower due to its lower roof line and with propulsion offered by a system composed from an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The motor delivers 114 horses (85 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque and enables the car to travel around 100 miles before having to recharge.

The E-Bugster is reportedly going to require only 30 minutes to recharge its battery to 80 percent of its capacity, and just like most electric vehicles these days this can be done through both 120 and 240 Volt outlets.

Apart from the E-Bugster the German car maker will also unveil the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid at the NAIAS today. 

In this case we are talking about a 1.4-litre petrol turbo rated at 150 HP and 249 Nm of torque linked to an electric motor providing an additional 36 HP (27 kW). The Jetta Hybrid is going to generate a combined 170 HP and besides sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in less than 9.0 seconds it will also be able to return 45 mpg (combined cycle).

WCF claims that the Jetta Hybrid will be fitted with a seven-speed DSG gearbox and that its driving range in pure electric mode is going to be 1.2 miles.

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