Volkswagen’s E-Bulli concept is 2020 tech in a swingin’ ’60s mumu

While we have an undeniable soft spot for the original engines found in old Volkswagen vans, there’s a certain appeal to swapping the clattery flat-four for a quiet (and torquey) battery-electric powertrain. Volkswagen knows this, which is why its commercial division—appropriately named Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles—has unveiled yet another converted concept, developed in collaboration with the german EV restomod shop eClassics: the new E-Bulli. Based on a 1966 VW Transporter Samba (T1), the E-Bulli is the latest in a bevy of vintage vans to receive a 21st-century shot in the arm.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2020/03/25/volkswagen-e-bulli-concept-is-2020-tech-in-60s-mumu