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VW Bringing Electric Minibus to Production

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by S'toon, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    VW announces that it is bringing its all-electric microbus to production in 2022

    Screw Tesla! I wanna become a hippy and get a microbus! :p:D
     
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  2. tescroft

    tescroft In Musk, we trust.

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    2022 - in 5 (!) years. Did someone oversleep a trend? What are they doing till then?
     
  3. WarpedOne

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    Designing the thing from scratch.
    Yes, it takes ~5 years to develop a new model.
     
  4. tescroft

    tescroft In Musk, we trust.

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    So they just started now?? Busy writing cheating software before?
     
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    If VW analyze Tesla M3 and makes a bullet list on things they have to include, it could take five years. The LED decor lights in the logo and square steering wheel has to go though, imho.
     
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    Who would be the target market for this? I personally would rather buy a minivan than this lol

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  8. S'toon

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    Oh oh! Me, me! <waves his hand frantically>

    No no, you got it wrong. It's not immaturity. I'm old. My first words were "God d***it" because my dad had a VW Beetle and it wouldn't start in winter.
     
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    It is a minivan.

    Just about anyone with any sense of style and need for a minivan.
     
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    This is a very nice looking piece of vapoware.

    Don't get me wrong, I like it and think it can (will, even) happen, but it just puts such a new spin on "far out"...
     
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    It is not that far out, just 5 years ... similar to when first Model S started dropping into customer hands in 2012...
     
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    My "far out" was not appreciated, sigh. :D
     
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  13. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Except they've been teasing an EV Microbus for at least 6 years now.
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    VW "Bulli" Microbus


    Hopefully they finally follow through. There was a gas based Microbus concept they teased back in 2001 as well, after the success of the New Beetle.

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    Volkswagen has plenty of nostalgia to cash in on.
     

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