Volkswagen is hoping to court a new generation of Earth-loving types with a modern, electric rendition of the famous Type 2 Microbus.
Volkswagen enthusiasts will welcome the sight of a plate-sized VW badge, made famous by its presence on the Type 2 van. In the US, this vehicle was colloquially dubbed the Microbus, while in Germany the car became popularly known as the Bulli, hence the name of the new concept.
The Bulli's doors are hinged, similar to those on the Type 2. Later Volkswagen Microbuses would get sliding side doors. One area where the Bulli does not compete with the Type 2 is quantity of windows, which numbered up to 23 in the original vehicle.
The chrome dish alloy wheels evoke the look of the Type 2's hubcaps. The electric motor and 40kWh Lithium-ion battery give the Bulli 85kW of power and 270Nm of torque. It gets to 100km/h in a sedate 11.5 seconds.