VW Unveils Self-Driving Microbus Of The Future And It’s Even More Hippie Than The Original

Volkswagen has revealed yet another new van concept to honor the iconic hippie Microbus. This one looks straight out of a science fiction movie – it’s fueled by electricity, has self-driving functions, and that’s not all.

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, as well as other witchcraft. It’s highly customizable and stores personal seat and air conditioning settings, sounds system configuration, ambient lighting, and more.

The I.D Buzz created a lot of buzz in the media, however there’s no indication that it will ever be released. Over the past 15 years, VW has presented numerous minivan concepts, inspired by the iconic Microbus, but none of them made it to production. So far, the Buzz looks like another empty promise, but I hope I’m wrong!

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VW revealed a self-driving Microbus, called I.D Buzz, fueled by electricity and its hippie heritage

Based on an iconic model from the ’60s, it’s now zero-emission, therefore more hippie than its ancestor

It could be charged up to 80% in just about half an hour and has a driving range of 270 miles

This means it could travel all the way from LA to Las Vegas on a single charge


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I.D Buzz collects traffic data using many sensors and cameras and is supposed to be able to drive on its own

The user interface is highly customizable – it stores personal seat and air conditioning settings, sounds system configuration, ambient lighting, and more

Which one would you choose?