You may feel the twinge of nostalgia, but this VW bus is getting a modern upgrade! Starting in 2022 the German car manufacturer will release an electric version of the 8-seater panel van.



Maintaining much of what we loved about the original Microbus, the upgraded version will have a similar look and keep the spacious interior. The differences will be in the technology: it will feature electric motors at the front and back, with a battery that will get you about 480 kilometres, and be able to charge to 80% in half an hour.

Watch this promo video from Volkswagen that boasts “The Bus is Back!”



Although the video says “coming to a road near you”, it doesn’t actually apply to us Canadians. The VW bus will be made available in the US, Europe, and China in about five years – no word yet when we’ll see it in Canada.

Hopefully it’s not too far off! We’d totally cruise around in a VW bus!


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