The iconic Volkswagen Microbus (also known as the Type 2, Transporter, Kombi, Bus or Camper) is a stape of the VW brand, and has been since its introduction in 1950 as the brand’s second vehicle.

Volkswagen has been entertaining the idea of bringing back the Bus (with some modernization) for some time now. It took the advent of modern electric vehicles to make this dream a reality.

According to EcoMonto, “there is simply no room to install a gasoline engine in the front without destroying the iconic face of the vehicle that people love, but there is room for an electric motor.”

The new electric Microbus will be revealed for the first time at the Consumer Electronics show in January. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the company organizing CES says the car will be “a groundbreaking electric vehicle.”

The new Microbus will use the same lithium ion battery technology employed by the Audi R8 e-Tron and the Audi Q6 e-Tron Quattro concept car. The Bus is predicted to have a range of 250 to 310 miles.

The electric Microbus will be built at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico.

While many longtime fans of Volkswagen are resistant to the new face of the Microbus, many lovers of concept cars and those who are looking forward to the new age of automobiles are excited for the updated take on such a classic staple.

Whether you love it or hate it, we are definitely excited to see some version of the MIcrobus back on the road.
Categories: Fleet
Tags: EV, Electric, Bus, Microbus