It's official: Volkswagen is bringing back the Microbus. At least something that looks a lot like one. VW brand Chairman Herbert Diess has confirmed to Auto Express that a model based on the electric I.D. Buzz concept unveiled at this year's North American International Auto Show has been greenlighted for production. The retro-inspired I.D. Buzz features a battery pack mounted flat in the floor, Tesla Model X-style, that VW says is good for 270 miles of range and is equipped with a wireless charging system that can deliver an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes. An electric motor at each axle provides 369 hp, all-wheel-drive capability and 0-60 mph acceleration in five seconds, which is quicker than a VW GTI compact.
Jun-20-2017, 18:35:06 GMT