Magic e-bus: Volkswagen electrifies its classic camper
Volkswagen has followed up its electric Beetle with a battery-powered bus. The Type 2 camper uses the running gear from an e-Golf. The post Magic e-bus: Volkswagen electrifies its classic camper appeared first on Motoring Research.
Volkswagen and EV West turn a 1972 VW Type 2 into an all-electric van. The e - Golf drive hardware gets swapped into the original rear engine compartment. Buzz crawls slowly through development, Volkswagen keeps our appetites whetted by electrifying another classic Type 2 , this one with
the electrified volkswagen shows the potential of an E - golf powertrain in vintage vehicles, taken from a 2017 model. paired with a 35.8 kWh battery system from the donor 2017 company: volkswagen commisioned: EV west model: 1972 volkswagen type 2 microbus powertrain : 2017 E - golf .
Volkswagen of America has unveiled an electric version of the iconic Type 2 Microbus, fitted with the 134bhp powertrain from the e-Golf.
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With the e - Golf powertrain , the Type 2 is capable of driving on a single charge for 125 miles. “Their passion for classic -car culture and commitment to “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
Volkswagen teamed up with EV West to install a 2017 e - Golf powertrain in a 1972 Bus. This gorgeous 1972 Volkswagen Bus hides an electrified surprise. Autoblog learned from a company representative that there are no plans to make the package available to classic car owners looking to
The 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".
The van is visually unmodified, sporting its original raised stance, two-tone paint and minimalist interior, with obvious changes limited to the addition of a charging port behind the fuel filler flap and removal of the 59bhp air-cooled four-cylinder petrol engine.
The e-Golf powertrain has been carried over largely unmodified, with Volkswagen claiming that the Type 2’s independent rear suspension setup “makes a perfect mate to the transverse driveline”.
While the e-Golf achieves a WLTP-certified range of 144 miles, the converted Type 2 is said to be capable of only 125 miles, due to its increased weight and lower drag coefficient.
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The 2019 VW e - Golf provides the same great Golf features while also being a well-equipped electric vehicle. Charge your e - Golf faster with the Electrify America Electric vehicle wall mount home charger. Equipped with 7.6kW of charging power – it charges your vehicle six times faster than the
The conversion specialist EV West has electrified a classic VW minibus on behalf of Volkswagen of America. The retrofitted classic car – officially VW The background to the project is to highlight the suitability of the e - Golf drive system for electrifying VW classics . The T 2 type Bulli originally left the
The van’s four-speed manual gearbox has been removed to make way for the e-Golf’s single-speed unit, with the 35.8kWh battery housed in specially designed fireproof boxes under the front seats, where the fuel tank once sat.
Volkswagen will also replace the Type 2’s analogue gauge cluster with digital dials to better allow the driver to monitor outputs and states of charge.
In September, Volkswagen revealed an electric Beetle Cabriolet, created by conversion firm eClassics and powered by the 81bhp powertrain from the original e-Up.
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We’ve driven the new 2020 Volkswagen Golf to see how it shapes up against the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class . On the basis of this first drive, the new Golf feels like a sizeable step forward, with mild-hybrid technology seamlessly integrated into a relatively familiar but nicely modernised package. We’ll reserve full judgement until we’ve driven the car on UK roads and had more experience of the new cabin design.