08 Mar VW Bulli Is 2 Cool!
Direct From Geneva 2011: Volkswagen Bulli Concept is a blast from the past re-hashed
Courtesy Steven J. Ewing AutoBlog
Aside from the Beetle, Volkswagen’s Microbus may be one of the most iconic vehicles ever to come out of the German automaker’s stable. VW brought it back in concept form ten years ago, but despite a warm reception, plans to create a modern-day Microbus were scrapped. Now, though, Volkswagen is offering a second conceptual redux of its oh-so-popular van at the Geneva Motor Show with this, the Bulli concept.
Much like the 2001 Microbus, the Bulli is simply a modern throwback to the people-mover that took the world by storm many decades ago. Of course, the full slate of new-age technology is on hand, including an Apple iPad that controls all infotainment functions, mated to a Fender USA-designed premium audio system. The Bulli uses a lithium-ion battery pack to drive a 113-horsepower electric motor and interestingly enough, Volkswagen says that the van can be fully charged in less than one hour. Good stuff.