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VW Is Making An Electric Microbus

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VW Is Making An Electric Microbus

It took Volkswagen long enough, but the company has finally come around and is going to bring an electric Microbus to market. Auto Express, out of the UK, talked to Herbert Diess, the boss man himself, during the new Polo reveal event and got the scoop.

As you probably already guessed, this EV Microbus will be based on the ID Buzz concept vehicle, which sent the internet ablaze when it broke cover in Detroit this past January. After all, it looks so much like an old school Microbus, but with just enough futuristic details.

Obviously, the production vehicle won’t be quite so out there, but this is still big news. Considering VW legally has to launch several new electric models within a few years, this move completely makes sense. After all, if you’re going to do it, make something people actually want.

Diess also poured water on the theory that Volkswagen will discontinue the Beetle, noting that the car sells extremely well, particularly in the United States. People want nostalgic vehicles they can connect with, probably even more now than ever, considering the turbulent nature of the world for the past several years.

By tugging on heartstrings, and kicking out a bunch of zero emissions vehicles, VW could move past Dieselgate. This certainly is a step in the right direction.

Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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