Remember the electric buggy that Volkswagen was teasing a while back? Now it's been formally unveiled as the all-electric ID Buggy concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The ID Buggy is an example of how modular the automaker's MEB electric platform really is. Commonly compared to a skateboard, the entire powertrain lays flat along the bottom of the model, allowing designers to place nearly whatever kind of car they want on top of it. In this case, it was a sand buggy. It is a rear wheel drive platform by default, but additional motors can be applied to the front wheels with ease for all-wheel drive.
Volkswagen said the ID Buggy concept has a range of 155 miles on the European WLTP system or 140 miles in the U.S EPA system. The overall horsepower for the two motor example has 201 horsepower and 0 to 60 times of 7.2 seconds. The maximum speed is capped electronically at 99 mph.
The body, as you might have noticed, has massive wheel arches, no doors, and a bright green paint job. The wheels have all-terrain off-road tires, making it the perfect combination for a fantastic day on the beach. And with all of the important, heavy parts on the bottom of the car, it's extra hard to accidentally roll out.
Volkswagen didn't say if they actually intend to produce the ID Buggy concept or if it was just to make an example of their MEB platform. We hope for the former.
Volkswagen Debuts the Electric ID Buggy Concept
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