VW Budd-e gets the green light, could arrive by 2020

At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), VW unveiled the electric Budd-e concept that revived hopes of a new Microbus. Now a new report claims that the concept has been given the green light.

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At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), VW unveiled the electric Budd-e concept that revived hopes of a new Microbus. Now a new report claims that the concept has been given the green light.
Dr Volkmar Tanneberger Head of Electrical and Electronic Development recently revealed to Car Magazine, “You will see a car that looks a lot like this, on the MEB platform, reach production. I can’t say exactly when, but 2020 or thereabouts.”

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Related: VW Budd-e concept is a futuristic electric Microbus

The Budd-e will be the first model to ride on VW’s new Modular Electric Platform (MEB). As its name suggests, the platform has been designed specifically for electric vehicles. With its large 101 kWh battery, the Budd-e concept can travel up 373 miles on a single charge. It’s likely that the production version may be able to travel even further as the battery technology continues to improve.

Source: Car Magazine