VW could build an all-electric Beetle

Sales of the VW Beetle have continued to decline, but that doesn’t mean that VW is ready to say goodbye to the iconic Beetle. VW is reportedly mulling the idea of an all-electric Beetle, which could make it more appealing.

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Sales of the VW Beetle have continued to decline, but that doesn’t mean that VW is ready to say goodbye to the iconic Beetle. VW is reportedly mulling the idea of an all-electric Beetle, which could make it more appealing.
Klaus Bischoff, head of VW design, recently told VW Vortex at the Detroit Auto Show that the current Beetle is one of his favorite designs that the brand currently offers and that an electric version is being considered.

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“We are fighting hard [for it] and considering a new electric bug,” Bischoff told VW Vortex at the Detroit auto show. “Let’s see what we can do on that one.”

VW has yet to make any decisions about the electric Beetle, which could be based on the brand’s new MEB electric platform that also was the basis for the reincarnated Microbus i.e. I.D. Buzz concept that debuted earlier this month. Can you imagine if both the Microbus and next Beetle were offered as electric vehicles?

While we’ll likely have to wait and see if that ever happens, Bischoff did state that the current Beetle is here to stay, at least for now.

Source: VW Vortex