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VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive
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VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveils the e-BULLI concept, an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions on the road. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored. VWCV partner eClassics is planning to offer T1 conversions in the style of the new e-BULLI to European customers. The 43-hp four-cylinder boxer engine gave way in the e-BULLI to a silent Volkswagen electric motor delivering 82 horsepower. With maximum torque of 211Nm, the new drive provides more than twice the force of the original T1 engine from 1966 (101Nm). Power transmission is by means of a single-speed gearbox. The e-BULLI reaches a top speed of 80 mph / 129 kmph (...