Soon, folks in Europe will be able to get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Bus-inspired EV that may is be better than what VW has to offer. Coming from a Germany electric mobility company, ElectricBrands, is the eBussy.
Sporting a decidedly nostalgic design, eBussy comes with the option of off-road or city chassis, and 10 different body types. It is modular and configurable to your need, be it for play or for work. eBussy is a minivan, a pickup truck, a camper and more.
While it is an EV, it is no beast. The in-hub electric motors produce just 15 kW (a little over 20 horses) and has a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph). However, it does have a beefy 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque which should make it absolute hauler.
Considering its various possible applications, those torque will come in very handy. Moreover, the vehicle itself is not as hefty, weighing anything between 450-600 kilograms (992-1,322 lbs).
The electric motors are juiced by a 10 kWh 72V battery system which is good for 200 kilometers (124 miles). It can also be configured with a larger 30 kWh battery that will lend it a cool 600 kilometers (373 miles) range.
And oh, it also has a solar roof to supplement the electric needs of the vehicle. Plus, ElectricBrands promised eBussy will have easy to access battery to allow for battery swap at the planned network of charging stations.
Finally, eBussy touts a modular design (that affords it the different body types) and a configurable multi-functional interior. Speaking of configurable. Even the drive side is configurable too. Thanks to drive-by-wire system, the steering wheel can slide across the dashboard to make it a left, right, or even so desire, center drive vehicle.
ElectricBrands expect the eBussy electric vehicle to go on sale in 2021, with a starting price of €15,800 (about US$18,800 based on today’s going rate).