Volkswagen launched a beach buggy with an all-terrain skateboard

Volkswagen launched a beach buggy with an all-terrain skateboard

March 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen introduced the conceptual electric beach buggy ID Buggy, about 70% ready for mass production. The public premiere of the car, whose equipment included a skateboard, was held at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car is a modern interpretation of classic beach buggies that first appeared in California in the 1960s. In particular, we are talking about the model Meyers Manx, built on the basis of the Volkswagen Beetle American surfer and engineer Bruce Myers.

The overall length of the Volkswagen ID Buggy was 4063 mm, width – 1890 mm, height – 1463 mm, and the size of the wheelbase is 2650 millimeters. A suspension with 238 mm ground clearance and off-road BF Goodrich tires on 18-inch alloy wheels helps to get around in the sand.

The car received two seats, but the concept design provides for the installation of the rear row of seats. In addition, the back has a luggage compartment with attachments for off-road skateboards.

The concept car is based on the technical architecture of MEB, specially developed by the Germans for cars with all-electric power plants. Volkswagen ID Buggy equipped with a single electric motor, developing 204 liters. with. and 309 Nm of torque. The traction is transmitted to the rear axle.

The car is able to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” in 7.2 seconds, and its maximum speed was 159 km per hour. A set of lithium-ion batteries of 62 kWh allows you to drive up to 250 kilometers without recharging.

The first production model that will be included in the “green” family I.D., will be a compact hatchback. Mass production of cars will begin in November 2019. According to preliminary data, after him, Volkswagen will release a “green” crossover, a minivan and, possibly, a flagship sedan that will become the ideological successor to the Phaeton model. Finally, after 2025, the VW may have an electric SUV. In total, by 2025, the Germans plan to launch into the series over 20 cars with electric power plants.