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Volkswagen's futuristic electric car Beach Buggy may be put on sale

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Mar 15, 2019, 07:21 PM IST

Volkswagen's Beach Buggy, an electric car cum buggy concept, was unveiled in Geneva International Motor Show 2019. The retro ID Buggy may be revived by Volkswagen soon. It has a 62 kWh lithium-ion battery, while a 201-horsepower electric motor in the rear. On paved roads, the buggy can run from 0 to 62 mph in just 7.2 seconds. However, the maximum speed is electronically controlled at 99 mph only. The most surprising news about the car is that VW might actually start manufacturing Buggy units for selling purposes. 
  

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Volkswagen Beach Buggy design

Volkswagen Beach Buggy design

The minimalistic design with no doors or roof on this two-seater lets drivers feel the spray of sand as they drive on dunes. It’s a concept that promises for the future of low-volume sporty cars. (Twitter)

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How did it get the name 'Buggy'?

How did it get the name 'Buggy'?

Also known as beach buggies and sand rails, dune buggies became wildly popular in the 1960s with the launch of the Meyers Manx, produced by California surfer and entrepreneur Bruce Meyers. (Twitter)

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Two-seater electric vehicle

Two-seater electric vehicle

It's a pure two-seater that can be converted easily to four-seater. Also, it can add another electric motor to the front axle to make its four-wheel drive supported car. (Twitter)

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Detachable body

Detachable body

The upper body can be completely detached from the MEB chassis, opening up a world of possibilities for the third-party manufacturer. (Twitter)

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Volkswagen may start I.D Buggy's production

Volkswagen may start I.D Buggy's production

The slightly impractical ID Buggy would never be sold in huge numbers, but it can help make VW's electric cars look cool as per the company.