The First Electric 'Volts-wagen' Was Named For A DentistJason Torchinsky9/22/14 8:30pm114EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkIf you were looking to buy a car in 1959, you may have been seduced by the svelte looks of the VW Karmann-Ghia. Many were. But let's say you felt that the Ghia's nightmarish 36 HP was just way, way too much power for you. What could you do? Easy: get your hands on an electric Charles Town-About.