Volkswagen came up with a name for the electric SUV

Volkswagen came up with a name for the electric SUV

September 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The name may go to the serial incarnation of ID.Buggy

Volkswagen has patented a new trademark in the European Patent Office – e-Thing. The application was submitted in the category “vehicles” and may mean the appearance in the line of the German brand of a new electric vehicle with off-road potential.

Such a name may be given to the “commercial” version of the ID.Buggy concept shown last March at the Geneva Motor Show. An unusual show car with a buggy appearance from the 60s of the last century is built on the MEB platform, on which other Volkswagen electric cars are based – ID.3 and ID.4, as well as a number of concepts that have not yet been embodied in the series.

The buggy got a composite body without a roof and a 204 horsepower electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The declared acceleration time from zero to 100 kilometers per hour ID.Buggy is 7.2 seconds. The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 62 kilowatt-hours provides up to 250 kilometers of travel on a single charge.

The name chosen for the new item – e-Thing – refers to the four-door Volkswagen Type 181, which was produced from 1968 to 1983 and was sold under different names: Kurierwagen, Trekker, Safari and others. In the United States, an angular vehicle resembling military SUVs was known as The Thing.

Earlier it was reported that the new electric SUV from Volkswagen will enter the market no earlier than 2025 with an affordable price tag and will be able to compete with the Land Rover Defender.