Volkswagen has apparent the latest in its alternation of ID-badged electric-powered abstraction cartage at the Geneva Motor Show. Drawing afflatus from the archetypal 1960s-era dune buggies, the ID. BUGGY serves to allegorize the versatility of the modular electric drive cast (MEB).
That MEB anatomy integrates a 62kWh lithium-ion array into the vehicle’s attic and a 201-hp electric motor in the rear to accord it an estimated ambit of 250 km (on the WLTP cycle). The ID. BUGGY is tripped of doors and roof and appearance a minimalistic architecture to accomplish it a accurate archetypal bank cruiser in the archetypal mold.
Volkswagen refers to the versatility inherent in the architecture of its old 60s-era buggies in its anticipation action abaft the new ID. BUGGY. While the ID. BUGGY abstraction car is a authentic 2-seater; it can additionally be adapted to a 2 2-seater and an added electric motor could be added to the advanced arbor in adjustment to accomplish four-wheel drive possible.
As well, the concept’s modular architecture allows for the blended high anatomy to be alone from the MEB chassis, aperture up a ton of possibilities for third-party manufacturers, as the aboriginal Meyers Manx kit did for the aboriginal buggies.
OutsideGrille-less (like the Beetle and VW bus of old), the ID. BUGGY gets a aloft hood, fenders and appendage end, as able-bodied as 3D egg-shaped LED headlights and taillights, an lit-up VW logo and a anatomy that seems to float aloft the chassis. The top bisected of the abstraction is corrective in matte Fern Green, while the basal allocation is corrective in a textured Grey Tech Blue.
The ID. BUGGY is absolutely able as a 18-carat all-terrain vehicle, as it sits on 18-inch auto and BFGoodrich All-Terrain off-road tires. A solid aluminum underbody bouncer ensures that the advanced arbor and ancillaries are not damaged during off-road driving, with added aegis afforded by the aluminum ancillary arbor panel.
The able windscreen anatomy and the Targa bar, which is additionally accessible at the side, provides rollover support. There are no doors and no roof, but a atramentous tarp can be continued amid the windscreen anatomy and the Targa bar as a sun absorber or as ablaze acclimate protection.
InsideThe ID. BUGGY’s minimalist autogenous is characterized by accessible administration and waterproof materials. The aforementioned colour admixture of Fern Green and Grey Tech Blue is at play. The seats accept headrests and belt guides chip into the backrests, while the attic bowl is outfitted with anti-slip knobs.
The wheelbase of the abstraction car is absolutely short, but VW has enabled acceptable commuter amplitude acknowledgment to the ID. series’ bunched electric drive and axles abiding added to the outside. According to Volkswagen, this accessible amplitude provides allowance in every ID agent that is about one chic aloft that of commensurable cars with a accepted drivetrain.
The minimalistic cockpit, advised actual abundant with the spirit of the archetypal dune BUGGY in mind, includes a hexagonal council caster covered with water-repellent Nappa leather, and which appearance blow controls in the crossbar; a agenda apparatus array is advised to accumulate the birr uncluttered.
Electric driveThe drivetrain of the ID. BUGGY consists of the electric motor chip in the rear axle, ability electronics, a single-speed gearbox, the 62 kWh array abiding in the car attic to save amplitude and added units chip in the vehicle’s advanced end. The powertrain is configured so that there’s consistently abundant ability on the rear axle, alike off-road. With abounding dispatch on paved slopes, the ID. BUGGY can acceleration from a stop to 100 km/h in a hair-messing 7.2 seconds. The best speed, by the way, is electronically controlled at aloof beneath 160 km/h…
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