Gallery: Volkswagen to Unveil Hybrid Beetle Next Year


The classic VW Beetle is about to get a(nother) green makeover: Volkswagen is set to unveil a hybrid Bug at next year’s Detroit auto show. The 20 kilowatt lithium battery will get the Love Bug roughly 45 miles on a gallon — and that’s just one part of the new “radical design“.

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  1. goomba98 October 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Can’t wait to build and price one. Is is all electric or hybrid? I’m interested in the gas mileage….So excited!

  2. beetlemama November 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

    The hybrid is awesome! They took the already fuel efficient bug and made it even better. Can’t wait to get one
    I guess I just have to wait for my husband to stop by the volkswagen dealership columbus ohio
    . Maybe Christmas?

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