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The traditional flat four makes way--in the prototype--for an 80-horsepower, 110 lb-ft electric motor.

At least it won't leave a puddle of oil on the floor like it did BACK IN THE DAY . . .

ZelectricBug features a manual transmission, retaining the original car's four-speed setup.

And for only $45,000, dare to drive a different EV.

Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Driven
 

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Well, it's the next best looking EV I've seen, right after the Tesla Roadster. Great for a car guy with money to blow on it.
 

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I too thought I was going to have to build my own from parts until the Smart Electric Drive came along. For $19K I get the same power as the "bug" above, with surprising refinement. I have not had a single issue with the car, and am personally amazed Smart got so many things right with this jewel.
 
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