One of the interesting concepts that premiered at this year’s Geneva Motor Show was the Volkswagen ID. Buggy. Its an all-electric Buggy inspired by dune buggy or beach buggies, most importantly, buggies built on Beetle chassis.
The design has been kept very clean and minimal. Although the Buggy looks like it is made from soft plastic and rubber, the composite body is a mixture of aluminum, steel and plastic. Thanks to its modular design, the upper body can be detached from the MEB chassis. Meaning, Volkswagen is opening up to other carmakers to build their own dune buggy based on this concept. In fact, VW intends to also make the MEB accessible to competitors as an electric vehicle platform.
The interiors are minimal too, and are finished with waterproof materials. The concept is a pure 2-seater, however, the ID. Buggy can also be converted into a 2+2-seater.
The floor housed lithium-ion battery pack supplies to a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor on the rear axle. An additional motor can also be added on the front axle for AWD capability.
“The ID. Buggy demonstrates the broad spectrum of emission-free mobility that can be achieved with the MEB within the Volkswagen brand. But we want to open up the platform for third-party suppliers,” said Ralf Brandstätter, COO of the Volkswagen brand.