VW electric Buggy could reach production, but EV Beetle is toast

Volkswagen’s electric future is starting to take shape. CEO Herbert Diess, in an interview with Motor Trend, confirmed that VW will likely move forward with a limited production run of the electric ID Buggy dune buggy, which will join an electric Microbus based on the ID Buzz concept slated for 2022. However, an electric version of the Beetle—once envisioned as a pathway to keep the heritage model alive—is no longer in the works.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/03/21/vw-id-buggy-has-green-light

Of course, a BMW guy would do all he can to kill the beetle.