Electric cars can be earnest, sensible, and green, but Volkswagen is taking the opportunity to show EVs can just as much be silly, playful, and neon green, with the VW I.D. BUGGY concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The latest in the I.D. family – and, like its siblings, the latest to use Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform – it’s a reboot of the classic sixties dune buggies.
Back then, the dune buggies were based on another unexpectedly flexible architecture. That was the chassis of the Beetle, with its four-cylinder boxer engine at the rear. With a third-party fiberglass body added, you had just about the most fun you could experience on the beach.
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