Volkswagen has modernized the Beetle it seems, the bug-like car we have come to often associate with the 60’s and 70’s, by turning it into a fully electric dune buggy.
The car is built on a modular electric drive matrix platform (MEB) and, in its own way, it pays homage to its predecessors: the buggy vehicles that were created in the 60’s in California had the Beetle chassis as a base and the MEB wants to prove it can be just as flexible.
It features no roof or doors and is currently only presented as a concept piece to showcase Volkswagen’s MED architecture, which means that it’s unlikely the car will become a production model.
“A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels. These attributes are embodied by the new e-buggy, which demonstrates how a modern, non-retro interpretation of a classic can look and, more than anything else, the emotional bond that electric mobility can create,”
Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer at Volkswagen
For now, the car is a bit of a mystery but the company plans to unveil it during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, which will take place in March, so we’ll know more about it then.
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