In the 1960s, some Americans had fun turning the Volkswagen Beetle into beach gear, named “Dune Buggies”. Volkswagen pays homage to that practice time at the Geneva motor show with the concept ID. Buggy. His body self-supporting is carried out in a composite structure in aluminum-steel-plastic. Its simple lines, its interior stripped to the extreme and his colours, flashy recall the buggies the first of the name, but also the vehicles of beach traffic as the Citroën Mehari or the Renault Rodeo.

The interior is stripped to the extreme. Volkswagen

Based on the modular platform electric (SEM) of the Volkswagen group, this machine is quite compact with its 4,06 m long, 1.89 m wide and 1.46 m high. It has only two seats, but could be reinterpreted in the format “2+2” after the German brand. To allow its occupants to take maximum advantage of the sea air, the ID. Buggy has no roof fixed, or doors. In good gear range, its interior is water resistant.

The ID. Buggy is a rear-wheel drive, but it is possible to graft a second electric motor on the front axle to provide all-wheel-drive. Slip-ups in the sand or capacities of crossing, it is up to the customer to choose. Thanks to a battery of 62 kWh of capacity, this electric machine should be able to travel 250 km on a single charge. A number amply sufficient for trips to the beach or trips off the beaten track.

The electric motor of the ID. Buggy develops 150 kW (or a little more than 200 horsepower). The craft displays as well respectable performances, with a 0 to 100 km/h shot down in 7.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Remains to be seen whether Volkswagen will one day sell this nice machine.

ID. Buggy is a rear-wheel drive, but it is possible to graft a second electric motor on the front axle to provide all-wheel-drive. Volkswagen

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