1966 Volkswagen T1 became an electric vanFebruary 29, 2020
The commercial van uses state-of-the-art EV technology and is nicknamed the “Electric Bulli”.
Based on the 1966 Volkswagen Samba Bus, the project was called e-Bulli. It is equipped with a modern chassis and an electric power plant based on the latest technologies available to the Volkswagen Group, although details related to it have not yet been announced.
Outside, e-Bulli, the great-grandfather of the upcoming ID BUZZ, which will be released in 2022, retains the classic look of the original T1, but has a more modern approach with traditional LED headlights that enhance night-time visibility.
The interior of the van has undergone significant changes. The interior features nautical-themed wooden floors, combined with a large folding roof. Leather-wrapped seats and a shift lever between the two front seats complete the visual picture. The speedometer is based on the original and has LEDs to display the selected automatic transmission, as well as a stylized Bulli symbol. Finally, a tablet is mounted in the console, which can be responsible for controlling the functionality of the car or displaying information.
Full details and images will be released on March 25 when VW Commercial Vehicles showcases e-Bulli at the 2020 Techno Classica in Essen, where other electrified models will join.
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