Alison Lapper's farewell to her teenage son: Artist who posed pregnant for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth watches as 19-year-old's coffin is carried to his funeral in a yellow VW Camper van accompanied by bikers
The artist is known for becoming one of the most famous pregnant women in Britain when she was immortalised by artist Marc Quinn in a sculpture given pride of place on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. But she was left devastated after her teenage son, Parys, was found dead last week. Today, she asked for as many noisy motorbikes as possible to escort Parys on his final journey to Worthing Crematorium in West Sussex.
Volkswagen has followed up its electric Beetle with a battery-powered bus . The Type 2 camper uses the running gear from an e -Golf. What is different inside is the digital dashboard, but even that is classically -styled. The project is a collaboration between Volkswagen USA and EV West, an electric
Known for retrofitting electric powertrains to classic Volkswagen Beetles, San Diego-based Zelectric Motors recently completed its coolest conversion yet: a 1964 Volkswagen Type 2, complete with / Zelectric (z) electrifies class The electric conversion couldn't have happened to a nicer VW Type 2.
Volkswagen has followed up itswith a battery-powered bus. The Type 2 camper uses the running gear from an e-Golf.
Like the Beetle, the Type 2 s and battery pack. It features the Golf’s 35.8 kWh battery and 100 kW synchronous AC permanent magnet electric motor. That gives the ‘e-Bus’ an approximate range of 125 miles.
It also borrows the Golf’s single-speed transmission and charging system. The batteries can be found under the front seats, as well as where the fuel tank used to be.
Volkswagen electrifies classic Type 2 with e-Golf powertrain
Modified classic van offers 125 miles of range from electric hatchback's battery and 134bhp motorThe conversion was undertaken in collaboration with EV West, a Californian electric car specialist, with the aim of "showcasing the possibilities of the e-Golf powertrain to motivate classic VW models".
VW commissioned electric vehicle conversion specialist EV West to build the electrified Volkswagen Type 2 Bus using the stock 100 kW (134 HP This ensures that the Type 2 Bus retains its original appearance inside. The stock long-throw shifter remains but now includes the regenerative braking
All three use VW ’s Modular Electric Drive kit (or MEB, for its German acronym), a group of components and chassis parts engineered to maximize the potential of electric drive and future technology. “These cars will offer everything – and even more – than you have seen from other electric carmakers
That is where the changes end, however. As with the Beetle, the aesthetic of the Type 2 Bay Window goes largely unchanged, maintaining its classic appeal.
Even the long-throw gear shifter of the original bus remains, albeit with new park, reverse, neutral, drive and regenerative braking modes. What is different inside is the digital dashboard, but even that is classically-styled.
The project is a collaboration between Volkswagen USA and EV West, an electric vehicle parts and EV conversion company. The latter has plenty of prior experience swapping electric powertrains into everything from classics to track cars.
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“Their passion for classic-car culture and commitment to renewable energy made EV West the ideal choice for this project,” said Mathew Renna of Volkswagen.
“We thought, who better to see if the e-Golf powertrain would be the perfect fit for our older vehicles? It’s great to see that the spirit of hot-rodding is going to live on into the electric age.”
“We are very excited to be a part of this project,” said Michael Bream, CEO of EV West.
“Merging a historic model from an iconic brand with the technology of today, is just one of many ways that we can step closer to a more sustainable future while continuing to enjoy our rich automotive heritage.”
In pictures: Volkswagen e-Bus electric camper
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