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Volkswagen’s Type 20 electric concept merges old-school and new

I am a sucker for old T1 Busses this one is kinda cool

At an event at its newly christened Innovation and Engineering Center California in Belmont, Volkswagen unveiled its Type 20 concept car that's essentially a 1962 Microbus with a lot of tech crammed inside and its engine swapped for a battery pack and electric motor.

Zelectric in San Diego has been converting VW busses into EVs for years, but the Type 20 takes it to a whole other level. The EV powertrain conversion (which was handled by the team over at Electric GT) has a 10kWh battery pack that powers a motor capable of 120 horsepower and 173 foot-pounds of torque. To really drive home the free-living aesthetic of the Bus, VW also placed two electric skateboards into the trunk that are charged by the vehicle.

Meanwhile, the interior of the Microbus-turned-tech-showcase has been outfitted with a touchscreen infotainment system behind the wheel. It replaces an analog speedometer that at this point was probably broken. In the center of the dash, the automaker put a hologram of the logo. Mostly because it looks cool.

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