Iconic VW Microbus, Reimagined as an EV | Autopia | Wired.com I think the author is on here sometimes. I take issue with the "The Bulli is glacially slow like the Microbus. The 3,200-pound vehicle trundles to 62 mph in 11.5 seconds. Propulsion, such as it is, comes from an 85 kilowatt [113 horsepower] motor that draws power from a 40-kilowatt-hour lithium ion pack." Seems pretty biased. I'd like to have a go in whatever VW van he's got.