bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy
 

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

volkswagen has released a new electric dune buggy, a modern reinterpretation of the classic cars that were first created in the 1960s. as a two-seater with no doors and no roof, the airy I.D. BUGGY is designed for hitting the road in the heat, whether that’s for a beach holiday or just a summer drive. the battery-powered concept made its global debut at the 2019 geneva motor show.

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

images courtesy of volkswagen

 

 

volkswagen‘s concept car is a high-tech zero-emissions vehicle powered by a 62 kWh lithium-ion battery which is integrated into the buggy’s floor. a 201-horsepower electric motor in the rear makes for a range estimate of 155 miles in the global WTLP test cycle. the buggy can go from zero to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds with a speed of 99 mph controlled electronically. with a fairly long 104.3-inch wheelbase but a short 160.0-inch overall length, the ID buggy has short overhangs and a ground clearance of 9.4 inches. 

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

 

 

a minimalist interior featuring durable materials includes waterproof cloth seats with drains at the the bottom to ensure water does not pool in the seats. the controls are built into the hexagonal steering wheel, meanwhile a controller stalk on the side of the wheel is used to select drive and engage the handbrake. a small screen located behind the wheel captures some information, but with no built-in infotainment music has to be played through built-in speakers using a smartphone connected via bluetooth.

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

 

 

the buggy is based on the company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB), that will underpin a wide range of future electric models. thanks to its modular design, VW says another motor can be added to power the front wheels, and the upper body can be detached from the MEB chassis altogether. the aim is for external firms to develop their own bodywork, with VW providing the chassis. there is no firm date for the buggy to go into production.

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

 

 

project info

 

manufacturer: volkswagen

model: ID buggy

  • Bruce Meyers is in his 80’s so he would not be an economic drag on VW …there’s a fellow in Wurzburg who has a near perfect replica of the original MANX they could have used as a prop. Instead, VW pretended ‘history is in the imagination’ so plagiarism does not have to be acknowledged. Dirtbags.

    As an aside, VW has a recent history of making ‘Buggys’ – almost everyone I know with one has had quality issues.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi

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