The World Premiere Of The Electric ID. BUGGY In Geneva
- March 8, 2019
- Posted by Marc Enger
Geneva Motor Show: Four world premieres provide powerful and electrifying highlights.
With no less than four world premieres, the Volkswagen brand presents itself at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show (7–17 March). Four highlights focus on two topics: electric mobility and performance. At the press conference, Ralf Brandstätter, COO of Volkswagen Brand, announced that: “The transformation of the Volkswagen brand is in full swing. We are making excellent progress in the areas of digitalisation of our company and the electrification of our models.”
With the ID. BUGGY, the Volkswagen brand presents a new facet of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). The purist design of the fully electric concept car is a modern interpretation of the popular US dune buggy of the sixties and seventies. At that time, the Beetle chassis served as the basis. Today, the MEB demonstrates similar flexibility and Volkswagen once again underscores the platform’s potential in the shape of the ID. BUGGY. Dr. Frank Welsch, member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand with responsibility for Technical Development says: “The technical principle of the MEB is convincing. Size, battery and drive are all scalable. This makes it possible for us to configure them differently in various models for different segments, and thereby fulfil the specific wishes of our customers. The ID. BUGGY is a fascinating demonstration of this.”
Report by volkswagen-newsroom.com
Photos by Friso Gentsch/Volkswagen