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Volkswagen ID.Buggy

The Volkswagen ID. series is a family of all-electric battery-powered concept cars from the German automaker Volkswagen (VW), built on the MEB platform (German: Modularer Elektrobaukasten) that is developed by the Volkswagen Group for a range of electric cars manufactured by its subsidiaries.

The earliest I.D. model will arrive next year, but some won't be here until 2022. Volkswagen is less than a year away from reinventing its line up with a new subset of electric vehicles dubbed "I.D." In 2020, the German automaker will begin selling its I.D.

Volkswagen invented different types of models of it. They are-

1. Volkswagen I.D.

2. Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

3. Volkswagen I.D.Buzz Cargo.

4. Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion.

5. Volkswagen ID.R.

6. Volkswagen I.D. Buggy.

7. Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz

Volkswagen ID.BUGGY

The ID. Buggy is the iconic Meyers Manx buggy that became popular among the California beach-and-surf culture of the 1960s. 

In 21st - century successor of Bruce Meyers to take the ID. BUGGY into new directions. 


The new Volkswagen study, based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB).The new ID. BUGGY visualizes a modern, non-retro interpretation of such a classic and, most of all, that electric mobility and demonstrates the broad spectrum of emission-free mobility that can be achieved with the MEB within the Volkswagen brand. 


Volkswagen is shown the ID. BUGGY for the first time at the 89th Geneva international motor show in March 2019. 

This lithium-ion rechargeable battery supplies the electricity for the ID. BUGGY’s 150 kW/204 PS electric drive motor in the rear. An additional electric motor in the front axle is also conceivable in order to realize an all-wheel drive with an “electric prop shaft”. 

Volkswagen ID.BUGGY

 The concept of the car is a two-seater; however, the ID.BUGGY can also be converted to a four-seater. 

The large front bumper and round LED headlights to echo the Meyers Manx buggy, with the bodywork dropping at the sides. The front windscreen is freestanding, while the high rear-end features a Targa-style roll bar. 


There are no doors, with the side dipping instead, to make for easier access and no roof. A detachable cover had been developed for the concept to protect from sun or rain. The eventual production version is likely to have a more secure detachable cover for the roof and sides. 


The interior work makes extensive use of durable, waterproof materials, including waterproof cloth seats with drains at the bottom to ensure water does not pool in them. 

The exterior design draws inspiration from the fiberglass magic of the ‘60s with a dramatic curve upward from front to rear, with off-road tires on 18-inch wheels and increased ground clearance from other MEB concepts. The entire interior was made from a waterproof material, and while there’s an optional sunshade that provides a limited amount of rain cover, the ID.BUGGY is as open-air as the Manx. There is a minimalistic, weather-resistant digital cockpit and even a playful touch on the pedals, with a “play” arrow on the accelerator and a “pause” symbol on the brake.


Volkswagen ID.BUGGY

And the ID.BUGGY concept isn’t just a curvy car. The original dune buggies were made possible by the construction of the original Volkswagen Beetle, which made it simple to put custom bodywork on top of the Beetle’s running gear. The ID.BUGGY has been designed to help make similar moves possible with the MEB chassis for the first time with a body that can be removed after purchase due to a minimum of tech sensors –which can allow the 21st-century successors of Bruce Meyers to take the ID.BUGGY into new directions.

All the controls are built into the hexagonal steering wheel. A controller stalk on the side of the wheel is used to select the drive and engage the handbrake. There is a small digital information screen located behind the wheel; and although there is no built-in infotainment or autonomous systems, music can be played through built-in speakers using a smartphone connected via Bluetooth. 


The system works on the principle of a power bank, similar to that used to charge smartphones, with a charging capacity of up to 360kWh.  


Volkswagen ID.BUGGY

The rear-wheel-drive buggy is outfitted with an electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and a maximum torque of 228 pound-feet. It has a 62-kilowatt-hour battery that can travel 155 miles on a single charge. There is not an EPA estimate for the range. It can accelerate from a standstill to 62 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds. 

Officially, the ID.BUGGY is just an idea of how the MEB chassis could produce driving fun, not an actual production vehicle. But the flexibility of Volkswagen’s future electric vehicles means an electric beach buggy could become a sight on the shores once more.


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