June 21, 2024
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Volkswagen has recently revealed a new electric dune buggy concept vehicle. Which is a modern version of the classic American dune buggies from the 1960s. Just like the original dune buggies, which were made from modified parts taken from VW Beetles, the concept vehicle is based on the MEB ( stands for Volkswagen’s native German, Modulare E-Antriebs-Baukasten, which translates to Modular Electric Drive Toolkit) platform that will power Volkswagen’s forthcoming lineup of electric vehicles.

Volkswagen says it has created the electric dune buggy concept to show that a fully electric platform can be used for more than just large-scale series production models, and that it can also facilitate the development of low-volume niche vehicles.

The new dune buggy has no fixed roof or doors, and comes with oversize off-road tires and open-side sills. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels, said Klaus Bischoff, head designer at Volkswagen. These attributes are embodied by the new e-buggy, which demonstrates how a modern, non-retro interpretation of a classic can look and, more than anything else, the emotional bond that electric mobility can create.

Volkswagen’s electric dune buggy will be revealed first time at the Geneva Motor Show which will start on March 7th.

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