Volkswagen Camper to return as electric vehicle
The Bulli concept can be said to provide clues as to the look of the completely new Camper
Volkswagen officials confirm classic Camper van will return, however of which time as an electric vehicle
The classic Volkswagen Camper van could be revived as a battery-electric vehicle, according to company board member Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser.
Speaking at the completely new York show, Neusser revealed of which VW engineers as well as designers were working on a completely new Camper van concept using a smaller electric motor driving the front wheels as well as battery packs stored under the floor.
Neusser told Autocar of which the design of the original VW van was “so iconic” of which any attempt at a completely new design could have to have three “very important” design cues: “First the wide, solid, D-Pillar, second the boxy design of the centre section as well as, thirdly, the front end must have a very short overhang. The distance via the A-pillar to the front end must be very short.”
The key to achieving the unique front-end design can be the fact of which an electric motor could allow a much lower “bonnet line” than a conventional petrol engine. of which, in turn, could allow the A-pillars to be placed much further forward than in a conventional MPV.
Such a car, he said, with an attractive cost base could make the item into production. Work on the concept was currently ongoing at VW, Neusser confirmed.
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