It's all been a bit crazy with VW of late, #dieselgate the scandal of fixing emissions on various VAG vehicles for the last few years, and the fact that the US department of justice is preparing to file a lawsuit amounting to $61billion, we get a look at how Volkswagen are wanting to restore faith to its brand. The question is will the BUDD-e and the future EV's allow you to put the VW emissions scandal to the back of your mind?
Well the BUDD-e an all electric camper van or mpv as it's being called is a welcome advancement in electric vehicles. The unveiling of the all electric mpv at CES 2016 shows what the future of Volkswagen will look like, the platform on which the vehicle is buit is to be used on the next range of VW all electrics autos, the MEB Modular electric toolkit (is that what the B stands for?).
The BUDD-e is a good looking bus, it echoes design aspect of VW micro bus, which never came to fruiition, and the all electrc drivetrain with MEB platform is capable of offering 233 miles per charge and creates 302bhp, by 2019 the manufacturers say the battery will be capable of being charged to 80% in 15 mins in addition the vehicle also can harness power from the sun, this is possible due to the solar panel integrated into the autos roof. The batteries used in the 4 seater are placed along the length of the vehicle to lower the cenre of gravity and also save space, now we know it's debuting at CES however don't expect to see it till 2018.
The specs of aren't bad for this surfers dream, 0-60 in 6.9s and a top speed of 112mph.