Volkswagen Teases its New Electric Microbus Concept

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    Volkswagen Teases its New Electric Microbus Concept



    Volkswagen is combining its past and future with its latest concept, an all-electric van that takes its inspiration from the Microbus.

    This is the second vehicle in the I.D. family and will also be based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform, a new scalable platform that will underpin a number of new electric vehicles from VW. The first I.D. Concept is a small car that VW says can travel about 370 miles on a single charge.

    Volkswagen says that the new conept will be able to drive itself 'in the future,' without offering a clear timeline. When the driver wants to let the vehicle takeover, they can press the Volkswagen logo, allowing the suite of laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras take over driving duties. The steering wheel even retracts into the dashboard.

    The new concept ties together the 'legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future' by combing the ample space of the bus with an all-electric powertrain.
    Read more about Volkswagen Teases its New Electric Microbus Concept at AutoGuide.com.

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    as soon as you can drive 600 or so miles on a charge (a good day of road tripping), that would be the ultimate microbus
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuppaJoe View Post
    as soon as you can drive 600 or so miles on a charge (a good day of road tripping), that would be the ultimate microbus
    Yeah; that's the one drawback to electric vehicles. You can't drive then out of town due to their batteries' range limits.
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    My needs are battery range and the capability to carry stuff like a 10x10 EZ-Up canopy inside and 4x8' materials inside or on top. (Roof rack on B5 Passat ftw! Lumberyard is only about 1.5 miles from TechShop.)

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