February 26, 2017 7:43 am
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New Electric VW Bus To Be Released

The Volkswagen Westfalia Camper ceased production in 2003, but board member Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed that the bus will be coming back as an electric vehicle.

Though images of the new vehicle have yet to be released, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen development boss on the automotive giant’s board of management, described the upcoming Camper concept to Autocar at the New York Auto Show. On the outside, the model would feature a wide D-pillar, boxy design and small front overhang to maintain a classic look. “The distance from the A-pillar to the front end must be very short,” he said to Autocar. For power, an electric motor would spin the front axle, and the batteries would be located under the floor.

There is no certainty this will hit the market, according to Neusser, but with an attractive enough cost-base it most definitely will.

And demand.  Would you drive one?  If they had solar panels in the 60’s…

VW has been toying with building a retro-style van for over a decade. In 2001, it showed the Microbus concept, and a decade later there was the Bulli. Neither of them ever actually saw production.

VW-SO-44_219-New Electric VW Bus To Be Released

Above: The original vehicle looking something like this

The Microbus Concept

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The Bulli 

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  • Patrick Man

    This looks pretty fun but man there’s just something weird and fun about the vw buses and vanagons where the driver was on top of the front wheel or even slightly in front of it.