Sunday, January 03, 2016

Is Volkswagen Going to Make the Ultimate Hippie Bus? An Electric VW Bus?

Nothing like hippie nostalgia to sweep away the bad vibes from that epic emissions scandal.

That, at least, appears to be the thinking behind a new, all-electric Volkswagen Microbus that, according to reports, has a prototype slated to be unveiled at CES, formerly called the Consumer Electronics Show.

VW has kept mum about the rumored new “camper,” whose lithium-ion battery packs will boast a range of up to 310 miles, according to a report from UK-based Autocar.

Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Technology Association — the sponsor of the show — says the new car will be a “groundbreaking electric vehicle that will further illustrate the synergy between the Internet of Things and the automotive industry.”

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