The Volkswagen Bus has long been a legendary vehicle, both for its popularity as a people mover in the hippest decades of the twentieth century and for its continued hallowed place in American culture.
Heck, there is even an (incredibly awesome) Lego set available of the bus. So, when we recently heard that the idea of the electric Volkswagen bus is back, we got pretty excited.
We first heard such an idea about five years ago, and a concept soon followed—the electric Bulli van, a German version of our beloved VW bus. Now, Heinz-Jacob Neusser—a VW board member—is talking to Autocar magazine about bring an electric bus to production finally. The idea would be to power the van with a battery pack in the floor and an electric motor turning the front wheels.
It’s basically an updated version of the e-Golf’s powertrain, but with bigger and better batteries, of course. There are still some hurdles to cross—most of them related to keep the electric bus affordable—but we’re still hopeful here at Sierra VW that this might be a real thing.
Come see us to learn more about the potential bus or to check out the rest of our awesome EV models today.