The Volkswagen Beetle may have been put to rest, but the model is still moving toward the future. The automaker is working to release classic Beetles with electric powertrains.

Volkswagen is partnering with mod company eClassics to produce the e-Beetle, a restomodded and electrified classic Beetle. Instead of the original flat-4 engine, the vehicle is fitted with the plug-in electric powertrain from the VW e-up. When paired with the 36.8-kwh lithium-ion battery built into the floor.

These parts aren't light. To help compensate for the extra weight, the vehicle was also given a reinforced chassis and stronger brakes. Even with all that heft, the model is still capable of reaching 0-50 mph in 8 seconds and a top speed of 93 mph. Impressive, considering the 81 horsepower from the electric motors.

the e-Beetle is set to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in a near-production state.