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Volkswagen concept BUDD-e van: an electric microbus (pictures)

The concept BUDD-e van can go 233 miles based on the EPA drive cycle on a single charge and uses cutting-edge technology to communicate with your home or office.

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The Volkswagen BUDD-e concept was unveiled at before opening day at CES in Las Vegas.

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The BUDD-e can travel 233 miles on a single charge, based on the rigorous EPA drive cycle.

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The rear of the BUDD-e features tail lights that swoop right into the d-pillar.

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The BUDD-e features small front and rear overhangs.

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Due to crash standards, a flat front fascia like the original microbus is not possible.

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The panels inside the BUDD-e can be controlled by touch, voice, or gesture.

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No door handles mar sleek silhouette of the BUDD-e.

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It's easy to climb in and out of the BUDD-e.

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Ambient lighting makes the BUDD-e stand out at night.

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The BUDD-e concept looks more like a Scion x-B than it does a throwback to the original Type 2 microbus.

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The BUDD-e can go 233 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of 93 mph.

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The BUDD-e can connect you to your home or workplace, allowing drivers to remotely control lights and air conditioning.

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Drivers can remotely answer their door from the BUDD-e, and even give visitors entry to the home.

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A kick can open the rear tailgate.

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A wave of the hand opens the sliding door.

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Large panels dominate the interior of the BUDD-e concept.

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Passengers can input navigational data from their own infotainment panel.

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A new multi-functional steering wheel loses the physical buttons in favor of haptic feedback.

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