volkswagen presents all-electric ID. BUGGY at pebble beach concours d'elegance
 

volkswagen presents all-electric ID. BUGGY at pebble beach concours d'elegance

after its debut at the geneva international motor show in march, volkswagen brings the ID. BUGGY concept to california’s prestigious pebble beach concours d’elegance. as a modern interpretation of the classic dune buggy, the new all-electric design in vibrant green incorporates a 62 kwh battery that can reach an estimated range of 155 miles.

volkswagen presents all-electric ID beach buggy at pebble beach concours d'elegance designboom

all images courtesy of volkswagen

 

 

in addition to its electric credentials, the ID. BUGGY has also been developed by volkswagen to be ‘off-road’ ready and features no roof or doors for the optimum beach cruiser experience. drawing inspiration from the classic dune buggies of the 60s, it aims to be both fun and functional. the concept includes a modular design, allowing for the composite upper body to be detached from the chassis, opening up a world of possibilities for custom vehicle production, as the original meyers manx kit did for the first beach buggies.

volkswagen presents all-electric ID beach buggy at pebble beach concours d'elegance designboom

 

 

the drivetrain of the ID. BUGGY concept with zero direct emissions is made up of the electric motor integrated in the rear axle, with power electronics, a single-speed gearbox, and the high-voltage flat battery (62 kwh) arranged in the car floor to save space. the electric motor delivers 201 horsepower and maximum torque of 228 lb-ft from standstill, and gives the vehicle an estimated range of 155 miles on the wltp cycle. this means that the electric vehicle can provide enough power to the rear axle, even off-road. the concept car sprints from zero to 62 mph in just 7.2 seconds. the maximum speed is electronically controlled at 99 mph.

volkswagen presents all-electric ID beach buggy at pebble beach concours d'elegance designboom

 

 

off-road features of the buggy include standard 18-inch wheels and BFgoodrich all-terrain T/A® off-road tires (255/55 at front and 285/60 at rear), as well as solid aluminum underbody protection that ensures that the front axle and ancillaries are not damaged during off-road driving. two robust red steel eyelets are integrated in the bumpers for towing and the reinforced windshield frame and the targa bar provide rollover support.

volkswagen presents all-electric ID beach buggy at pebble beach concours d'elegance designboom

 

 

inside, the ID.BUGGY features a minimalist aesthetic and waterproof materials. a hexagonal steering wheel, wrapped with water-repellent nappa leather, features touch controls in the crossbar, and a digital instrument cluster keeps the dash uncluttered. despite the shortened wheelbase of the concept car, passengers have an unusually large amount of space. this is due to the ID. family’s compact electric drivetrain.

volkswagen presents all-electric ID beach buggy at pebble beach concours d'elegance designboom

volkswagen presents all-electric ID beach buggy at pebble beach concours d'elegance designboom

 

 

project info:

 

model: ID. BUGGY

manufacturer: volkswagen

  • Yeech! VW should have stuck to the bus rather than hand this buggy to Japanese robot designers… Or, let Bruce Meyers sit in some of the meetings.

    The vertical proportions are wrong .. it’s too bulky/heavy-looking .. Hex steering wheel?! .. goofy headlamps .. Jeep SUV taillamps .. Napa leather? There would be plenty of opportunities to design this forward rather than fail to correctly capture the Manx. I do like the tires.

    Jimmy Xi

    … I guess the good news: if brought forward – the value of my Manx is sure to increase.

    Jimmy Xi says:
  • Does it have a really good sound system the resonates The replicated sound of dual exhaust.

    John G says:
  • This looks like my dream car! it is looking like a really slick car to drive and very fun to do some off roading in. Very cool that they made this one Electric to! If this buggy comes outIi am for sure buying. (also Imagine pulling up to work in this car)

    Ty says:
  • Pop off roof panels like the Jeep Wrangler would be nice, sometimes there is to much sun in fun in the sun.

    Earl Simmins says:
  • So much wrong here. It’s captured literally nothing of the originals’ spirit. Putting a real dune buggy in the pics next to this just shows it up even more.

    melon says:
  • My friend Mark Owsley about fifty years ago, had acquired Manx body, very cheap at the time and somehow got it into his kitchen. What a sight. He had somehow installed a bomber bay door motor for propulsion in it and rails of wet 12v battery’s and controllers, this was so off the chain eccentric at the time we thought he was mad. Gas was 27 cents at the time and I wish I had pictures of the build, last I saw of it he asked a few of us guys help carry it out as he had to remove an outside bedroom wall to carry it out of the house. I never heard of him or the project. This sure brings back memories. It was very well built and he had lots of time and engineering into the build.

    balin' says:

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