While classic cars with electric drivetrains are not a new concept, VW’s E-Bulli has taken it to a new level — because it’s based on the T1 Samba Bus, and it looks amazing, according tomedia. Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles, which had been scheduled to show E-Bulli at the Techno Classica 2020 in Europe, were delayed by the new crown outbreak, and the company unveiled the car online on Friday.
On the outside, it looks like the familiar VW Bus, but VW’s partner, eClassics, has brought it a zero-emissions makeover. It is understood that the car no longer uses the Boxer-4 engine, but instead has 81 horsepower output power and 156 pound-feet of torque electric engine. With a single-speed gearbox and a new rear axle, the car can reach a maximum speed of 80 mph. Given that the new car has a much greater torque than the traditional Samba Bus, it is sure to make the driver feel more sensitive.
The car is driven by a 45-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, which, like many modern electric cars, is placed at the bottom of the car. VW also said it had improved the bus’s driving features, modern shock absorbers, coiled struts and rack-gear steering system. Both AC and DC can charge cars, and those who choose the latter can charge 80% in 40 minutes. When fully charged, the driver can travel about 124 miles.
It is understood that the current price of the car should not be less than $70,000.