Volkswagen Bulli Concept
The rumor of an electric Volkswagen Bus concept to be shown at next month's Consumer Electronics Show first appeared in September, just before the VW diesel emission scandal erupted. In the wake of a pledge to boost its vehicle electrification efforts, Volkswagen has now confirmed that it will show a concept for an electric Microbus at CES. FURTHER UPDATE: Volkswagen released another teaser photo, of the concept vehicle's rear, showing what appears to be the name "Budd.e". That's a name VW had already trademarked in Germany, and a play on the word "Bulli," the nickname in Germany for the...
Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?
The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies. It was first mentioned fully five years ago, when Volkswagen showed an all-electric taxi concept based on an updated minivan with all the design...John Voelcker
VW Beetle Range To Expand In 2019 As Sub-Brand To Rival Mini: Report
In the company's early days, much of Volkswagen's range centered around just one model: The Beetle. Those days may return to an extent, as the Beetle is the latest subject of Volkswagen's desire to fill every automotive niche possible. German site Auto Bild reports that the next-generation Beetle...Antony Ingram
Concepts To Make Electric Cars Cool: VW Bulli, Nissan Esflow
The 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March brought a number of new models out of the closet. But for the green car fan, two concepts were the gems of the show: the return of the legendary Volkswagen Microbus, and an electric sports car from Nissan that just might be affordable. Bulli for the Microbus The...George Parrott
2011 Geneva Motor Show: VW Microbus Brought Into 21st Century
There are very few vehicles so instantly recognisable world-wide as Volkswagen’s iconic VW microbus. But while examples of the rear-engined classic have unofficially been receiving electric drivetrain transplants for decades courtesy of electric vehicle devotees, we haven’t seen an...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Green Car Roundup: 2011 Geneva Motor Show - Concept Cars
If you're in the States, you may be just starting your day. But in Switzerland, the flurry of activity during the first media day at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show is at its peak. With record numbers of concept and production-car launches, our team is shooting photos and posting details as fast as they...John Voelcker