The VW Bus is back and it’s electric. The I.D. Buzz concept will go into production, sparking a new generation of Microbus fans.
Few vehicles have ever reached the iconic status enjoyed by Volkswagen Microbus. Even today, some 40 years after sales of the vehicle officially known as the Type 2 stopped in the United States, the Bus retains a singular following among enthusiasts and casual fans.
Yet as it considers the largest transformation in its history, one powered by electric vehicles, Volkswagen has also imagined how tomorrow’s transport needs could lead to a future revival of the Microbus – in the form of the I.D. Buzz concept, revealed today in Detroit.
“Our aim was to come up with something that’s likable, which would touch the heritage of the brand.”
And compared to some other, more generic concepts of future electric vehicles “our solution,” Bischoff added, “is cool.”
“This is something only Volkswagen can do in such an iconic way,” said Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Des