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Volkswagen's I.D. Buggy is the electric dune buggy of our dreams

VW's electric tribute to Bruce Meyers' iconic Meyers Manx is stealing our hearts at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Volkswagen's I.D. Buggy is the latest (and arguably greatest) electric concept.

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The I.D. Buggy is based on VW's MEB electric platform that allows a vehicle's entire body to be removed relatively easily.

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The I.D. Buggy is an homage to the famous and much-loved Meyers Manx dune buggy that debuted in the US in the 1960s.

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The Buggy is packing a 62-kilowatt-hour battery which is good for a range of 155 miles on the WLTP cycle. 

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The Buggy is rear-wheel drive, like the car on which its based.

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The I.D. Buggy's motor is good for 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque.

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The motor and battery combo is good for a top speed of just 99 miles per hour, but that's plenty on a beach.

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VW says that, thanks to the modular nature of its platform, a front motor could be added to the Buggy to make it all-wheel drive.

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The Buggy features two seats, though a rear seat could be added, according to Volkswagen.

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The I.D. Buggy greets its drivers with "Hey you!" as they enter, in keeping with the freewheeling feeling of the original dune buggies.

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Volkswagen's I.D. Buggy is the latest (and arguably greatest) electric concept.

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The I.D. Buggy is based on VW's MEB electric platform that allows a vehicle's entire body to be removed relatively easily.

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The I.D. Buggy is an homage to the famous and much-loved Meyers Manx dune buggy that debuted in the US in the 1960s.

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The Buggy is packing a 62-kilowatt-hour battery which is good for a range of 155 miles on the WLTP cycle. 

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The Buggy is rear-wheel drive, like the car on which its based.

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The I.D. Buggy's motor is good for 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque.

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The motor and battery combo is good for a top speed of just 99 miles per hour, but that's plenty on a beach.

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VW says that, thanks to the modular nature of its platform, a front motor could be added to the Buggy to make it all-wheel drive.

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The Buggy features two seats, though a rear seat could be added, according to Volkswagen.

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The I.D. Buggy greets its drivers with "Hey you!" as they enter, in keeping with the freewheeling feeling of the original dune buggies.

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