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Posted: 8/22/2017 6:20:33 PM EDT
Sporty looking vehicle.  Will be available in about two years. 
https://www.slashgear.com/vw-id-buzz-microbus-ev-concept-production-in-2022-19495853/
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:23:34 PM EDT
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That thing is fugly
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:23:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:26:24 PM EDT
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VW returning to their roots.  Good to see.  Hopefully it will be relatively inexpensive and basic (not too many bells & whistles in the base model).

I may have to buy one if they become available in our area.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:26:43 PM EDT
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Make it in a diesel
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:27:51 PM EDT
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Call me when they roll out a 21 window microbus with safari windows!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:28:27 PM EDT
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The good? Looks cool, would be cooler without grey tires.
The bad? The entire thing is now a VW electrical system.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:30:47 PM EDT
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The concept Microbus had AWD, 369 HP, and a 111 kWh battery pack that is said to be good for close to 300 miles of range. A 150 kW fast-charging system would get it from 0- to 80-percent in 30 minutes.
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Holy shit.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:31:13 PM EDT
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Electric can't be much worse than those old ~90hp gasoline powered vans. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:31:28 PM EDT
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Whenever I see someone driving this on the road, I will assume they are going to the store for tampons.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:33:40 PM EDT
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Make it self driving and I'm there! Camp out in the back while it camps out in the left lane
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:35:47 PM EDT
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The concept Microbus had AWD, 369 HP, and a 111 kWh battery pack that is said to be good for close to 300 miles of range. A 150 kW fast-charging system would get it from 0- to 80-percent in 30 minutes.
Holy shit.
Gonna be pretty funny to watch guys getting their doors blown off by a VW bus with a flat torque curve.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:37:53 PM EDT
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Bet it still costs less than a used Syncro Westy does.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:38:59 PM EDT
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FPNI
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:39:31 PM EDT
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Yet......so fugly......it's beautiful.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:40:03 PM EDT
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The good? Looks cool, would be cooler without grey tires.
The bad? The entire thing is now a VW electrical system.
Electric can't be much worse than those old ~90hp gasoline powered vans. 
Yes it can.....  they never mastered the wiring in the old air-cooled bus.... (mine had a starter switch installed back near the starter because the 40 ft of electrical wire would not reliably start it from the steering column).    and mine was 60 HP 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:41:48 PM EDT
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I like it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:43:52 PM EDT
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Love it. Had a 71 Campmobile back in the day. Took it to Alaska and all over the west. If those torque numbers are correct, the new version will be a beast. Kids on tricycles used to pass me going downhill in my old one.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:44:05 PM EDT
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Domino Sugar van!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:44:40 PM EDT
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That would effectively bar it from export to the USA.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:46:04 PM EDT
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I'll buy it.

When I was a kid my pop used to own one.

One my earliest memories is him having to push it down a hill in order to get it started because the electric starter was broken.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:47:06 PM EDT
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Pretty sure VW is already having enough problems with emissions....they don't need more.

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:47:45 PM EDT
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369 HP, AWD  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:48:11 PM EDT
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Perfect for delivering the kids to school!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:54:28 PM EDT
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I agree.  In fact, it's downright utilitarian.  It's the Glock of vehicles.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:00:48 PM EDT
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Good, fuck Tesla.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:05:43 PM EDT
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That is kinda cool especially with 369hp AWD.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:07:29 PM EDT
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Yeah... problem is VW shows some really cool concepts, like this one, a mid-engine turbo diesel roadster that would get amazing fuel economy, yet still be stupid fun to drive:




... and then they never produce 'em.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:08:31 PM EDT
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And make it not in Mexico
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:08:58 PM EDT
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I agree.  In fact, it's downright utilitarian.  It's the Glock of vehicles.
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Yet......so fugly......it's beautiful.
I agree.  In fact, it's downright utilitarian.  It's the Glock of vehicles.
Are you vouching for its reliably, too?  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:09:05 PM EDT
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Looks like an elongated Smart Car


Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:14:00 PM EDT
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90 ? The first air cooled bus my dad had was a 51 horsepower
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:16:14 PM EDT
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It won't look anything like that picture when it flops onto the market.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:29:31 PM EDT
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boom
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:30:21 PM EDT
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Yet......so fugly......it's beautiful.
I agree.  In fact, it's downright utilitarian.  It's the Glock of vehicles.
Are you vouching for its reliably, too?  
Umm, no, so maybe a cross between a Lorcin and a Glock?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:33:43 PM EDT
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It pretends to be electric only during the EPA tests, but the rest of the time, a diesel smog-producing pedo bus.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:35:18 PM EDT
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So in 2019 you'll be able to walk into a VW dealer in, say, Birmingham and buy one of those?  Doubt it ... but hey if people want them then VW should sell them.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:39:32 PM EDT
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How do,they make the AC work on an electric car?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:42:37 PM EDT
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nope, not even a little
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:53:55 PM EDT
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Uh yeah, but its still a VW
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:57:35 PM EDT
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My 2011 VW Jetta can't even stop its head light from burning out every month, and my rear lights from not needing a good old kick every week to reseat it back in to its socket.  My power mirrors no longer work, including my rear defrost. How do they expect to build an electric car?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:58:13 PM EDT
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Didn't realize it was going to be electric.  Saw it a while back and think it's pretty neat.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:59:23 PM EDT
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That had a nasty habit of blowing sparkplugs out of the engine lol
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:00:21 PM EDT
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Yeah... problem is VW shows some really cool concepts, like this one, a mid-engine turbo diesel roadster that would get amazing fuel economy, yet still be stupid fun to drive:

https://www.supercars.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2005_Volkswagen_EcoRacerConcept6.jpg


... and then they never produce 'em.
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That is kinda cool especially with 369hp AWD.
Yeah... problem is VW shows some really cool concepts, like this one, a mid-engine turbo diesel roadster that would get amazing fuel economy, yet still be stupid fun to drive:

https://www.supercars.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2005_Volkswagen_EcoRacerConcept6.jpg


... and then they never produce 'em.
I'd buy that
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:06:43 PM EDT
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I'd drive it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:07:41 PM EDT
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The concept Microbus had AWD, 369 HP, and a 111 kWh battery pack that is said to be good for close to 300 miles of range. A 150 kW fast-charging system would get it from 0- to 80-percent in 30 minutes.
Holy shit.
No doubt ... I'm a Cummins guy but I would buy one of those in a heartbeat if those specs are correct.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:22:29 PM EDT
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if they make a Fender version that tries even a little to look like a man's car, it could be great for gigging and beach trips.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:27:19 PM EDT
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how the hell is that thing going to meet crash safety standards
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:33:39 PM EDT
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If the Beetle retread could make crash safety standards, so can this.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:45:31 PM EDT
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VW returning to their roots.  Good to see.
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Making dangerous, unreliable shitwagons that only stoned people thought were quality cars?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:55:13 PM EDT
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The hippies will eat that shit up!
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