Conversions of classic vintage cars and trucks to battery power is definitely a thing now. Jaguar will even build you a fully restored and electrified E-type just like the one that Prince Harry and Meghan used after their wedding ceremony. Now comes Volkswagen with a 1972 Type 2 Microbus converted to electric by California-based specialist EV West. The electric “busanagon,” as my ex used to call our conventionally powered Type 2, is supposed to showcase the possibility of taking the powertrain from VW's e-Golf EV and using it as a “crate motor” for the conversion of vintage vehicles to electric power.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/25/vw-dropped-an-e-golf-powertrain-into-this-type-2-microbus