Volkswagen Unveils All New Self-Driving Electric Microbus

‘A multi-functional vehicle for a new era.’

Following on from the reveal of the I.D. Concept at the Paris Motor Show last September, Volkswagen have revealed their latest and most up-to-date addition of their electric concept cars, the I.D. Buzz. The van, which made its debut at the at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is an eight-seater microbus with electric propulsion of 600km and a speed of up to 100 mph.

The microbus is reminiscent of the iconic VW Microbus which launched in the 1950s and built on the Modular Electric Drive platform (MEB), which really is outstanding with modernity. The design ensures to draw inspiration from the classic vehicle with a two-tone body paint job, large VW badge and 22-inch wheels.

Its modern take includes wraparound LED lights and flexible seating within, allowing for plenty of space for all passengers in a lounge-style layout. It even includes a retracting steering wheel that folds into the dash upon touch.

The vehicle is built on an extended version of the MEB but designed with practicality in mind. Ultrasound sensors, radar sensors, area-view camera and laser scanners work in synergy to allow the car to drive on auto-pilot.

The cockpit features a head-up display with vital information and more, so users have everything they need for complete peace of mind. VW says you can even charge it up to 80% within 30 minutes. How’s that for a car of the future?

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