ZelectricBugs: Vintage VW Beetles Made Electric

Oct 31, 2014

Category: Rides

Combining the old and the new can sometimes make for strange outcomes (think grandma on Twitter), but occasionally there’s a magical melding of the old and new that seems borderline brilliant. We think these electric-powered vintage Volkswagen Beetles are the perfect example oh this kind of synergy.

They’re called ZelectricBugs, and the guys at Zelectric Motors are taking classic Beetles from the ’58-’66 era and converting them into fully electric vehicles. With zero emissions, ranges up to 110 miles on a few bucks worth of electricity, and no need for oil, these cars are obviously environmental warriors. But ZelectricBugs also feature top speeds of over 90 mph, and when you much less than a Nissan Leaf, well, that’s highway-passing power you just wouldn’t get from a 1966 Bug in 2014. The exteriors and interiors are all spruced up while still maintaining that vintage vibe, including ceramic heaters for instant heat. The company’s first vehicle is going for $45,000. Watch the video below. [Purchase]

ZelectricBugs- Vintage VW Beetles Made Electric 2

ZelectricBugs- Vintage VW Beetles Made Electric 3

ZelectricBugs- Vintage VW Beetles Made Electric 4

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Carroll Shelby's Own Long Lost Mustangs Were Used To Make These REC Watches

A piece of American automotive history you can wear on your wrist.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The 20 Most Expensive Motorcycles Ever Sold At Auction

The creme-de-la-creme of the vintage two-wheeled realm.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Ares Design Honors The Defender With A Bespoke Carbon Fiber V8 Build

The exterior has been stripped of adornment -- even its rivets.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Sony’s 149MPH Vision-S Electric Car Is Now A Bonafide Road-Going Prototype

Power will be sent to all four wheels by a pair of electric motors.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Polaris Unleashes A Heavily Upgraded, Best-In-Class 2021 RZR Trail SxS Lineup

With updated styling, new interior amenities, and greater trail-ready performance.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

This Retro-Themed Street Bike Started Life As A No-Frills 2006 Ninja 650 Moto

Cowboy's Chopper turns a Kawasaki commuter bike into a vintage-flavored standard.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021