Volkswagon has redesigned its iconic 70s van into an electric-powered car that still has the charm of its predecessor. The vehicle, named the Bulli, was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show on March 1. Its 40kWh lithium-ion battery can be charge at an electric refuelling station in less than one hour, according to the German automaker. The green friendly car gives 300 km of emission-free driving from the 85kW motor, has a range of 186 miles, a top speed of 87 mph and a 0-62mph acceleration in 11.5 seconds. The communications and electronics systems are controlled by a center-mounted iPad.
The auto stays true to its roots with its famous two-tone paint and V on the hood. The Bulli will also still have the bench seat that can be easily folded into a bed, in order to preserve its camper appeal.
Unfortunately, VW has no plans on putting it into production. You can only see it from March 3-13 at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. Maybe somewhere down the line they’ll have a change of heart…