Volkswagen have announced they are set to introduce a new microbus to celebrate their 70th anniversary that’ll be completely electric and reignite all of those 50’s nostalgic memories.
The German automaker have partnered with eClassics, an electric car specialist, to develop a revamped VW bus for the new green generation – the electric T2, which is an electrified version of the original iconic 1950’s Microbus.
To follow their 21st century electric Microbus, which was announced back in 2017, Volkswagen are continuing with their green revolution with the T2.
Based on the 1966 T1 Samba, the new car combines all of the essential throwback counter – culture charm with a green – living and planet – first ethos.
The microbus is emissions – free and 100 per cent electric. A full electric powertrain replaces the typical boxer four engine. The updated electric engine manages to provide twice the horsepower of the old petrol version.
There are a range of battery and charging options available, the bus can typically reach 80 per cent charge in just 40 minutes, and has roughly a 124 – mile range.
The interior has also had an update with sleek leather seating, new fixtures, and 21 century dials.
For VW enthusiasts, who own one of the classic 1966 versions, Volkswagen are also offering to give them an electric makeover, if buying one of updated the T2’s is not an option.
The Volkswagen eClassics Electric t2 is priced at £70,000 and is slated for a 2022 release. To register your interest visit Volkswagen online.
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