Volkswagen's Conceptual Self-Driving, All-Electric Microbus

January 10, 2017


This is Volkswagen's conceptual I.D Buzz, an awfully named, self-driving, all-electric descendent of the microbus. I.D Buzz -- seriously? That sounds like the name of trivia night at the bar. Fine, but if I win I better get a free pitcher.

The new VW Microbus is an 8-seat all-electric vehicle with a driving range up to 270 miles (the exact distance from Los Angeles to Las Vegas). High-powered DC fast charging can power up the 110-kWh lithium ion battery pack up to 80% in just about 30 minutes. The Buzz collects traffic data using its cameras, laser, ultrasonic, and radar sensors...It's highly customizable and stores personal seat and air conditioning settings, sounds system configuration, ambient lighting, and more.

I imagine they would actually do pretty well if they went into production and do everything VW says they will. Oh -- and they don't cost an arm and a leg. *haggling with car salesman* You drive a hard bargain, but I'm willing to go as high as one arm provided it doesn't have to be my own.

Keep going for a bunch more shots of 2020's concert pre-party van.







Thanks to Sus, who agrees vehicles with tables inside are great.

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