Remember that distinctive sound made by the Volkswagon Beetle back in the day? Well, it’s well and truly done for now, with the unveiling of the E-bugster, VW’S all-electric version of their automotive classic. Launched at the recent Detroit auto show, the E-bugster eschews practicality. It’s a two seater, with the battery where the rear seats should be. But it also exudes a certain Je ne sais quoi, with a flashy display of LED lights and 85kwh of power which has it moving along with its petrol contemporaries. Best of all, it can be fully recharged in just 35 minutes and will run for almost 180 km. VW is keeping quiet on whether a production electric beetle is to hit the market.