Volkswagen said it continues to work with a European company called eClassics to install electric power trains for some of its classic models,media CNET reported. This work is successful if a series of new trademark applications can eventually be converted into more classic Volkswagen electric operating devices.
Autocar reported Monday that Volkswagen has registered three new names that could indicate future electric conversions. The names of e-Classic, e-Samba and e-Kubel appear in the file. The Classic Golf is probably one of VW’s first Golf models, and the Samba is a trendy bus that VW made decades ago. Kubel almost certainly refers to Kubelwagen used during World War II.
VW did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the documents, but the company’s addition of the three models did not appear to be too far-fetched. The automaker and eClassics have brought e-Beetle and e-Bulli to life, based on classic Beetle and Type 2 VW buses. Even better, the partnership allows owners of newly modified cars to get support and services from VW dealers.
It remains to be seen whether these classic Volkswagens will be reborn in the era of “flowers and all-in-one” electric cars.