Brett Belen is no stranger to solar electric vehicles, as he's been building them for years, but his latest project, the "Solar Electric Volkswagen Camper Van" has become a personal expedition vehicle of sorts. Featuring a roof-lined with 4,305 Watt LG panels, with 1,220 watt array pivots in the front of the van, while actuators tilt the array up to a maximum of about 40°, adjustable for maximizing output. Spinning the vehicle 180° enables Belen to position the array to catch the morning sun - at full tilt it has 40°, allowing it face the sun directly for far over 6-hours. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a forward control panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker as its second car model. As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Type 2 gave rise to forward control competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline, the Dodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. Gas Monkey Garage turned gave one of these short bus models a complete makeover. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
The Dinky Dub Camper appears to be a classic Volkswagen Westfalia camper at first, but it's actually a mini home on wheels. Features include a combination sink/stove, transformable sofa bed, mini-fridge, a 5-6 gallon water tank, and a Bluetooth sound system. If you desire more luxurious accomodations, you could add a roof rack, solar panels, personal cabinet/lock box, storage box on tongue, and even a raised roof for extra sleeping space. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a jet-powered longboard.
Love unique beds and the original VW Bus? The Bun Van should do the trick. Built around a classic VW Bus frame made from fiberglass with chrome-plated accents, the interior boasts layers of luxurious palisander wood veneer, while several storage compartments ensure you have room for a television, mini-bar, and even a sofa. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
On the outside, this looks like a classic Volkswagen Transporter van, but once the rear section has been pulled out, it becomes a mobile home. Called the "DoubleBack", the van comes equipped with a 6-foot electric slide out rear pod, pop up roof, kitchenette set, a sleeping area, and plenty of extra storage space. There's only one problem, pricing starts at $85,000, and going much higher once you start adding in options. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Seinfeld's apartment recreated with the Doom 2 engine.
Tuning shop BLVD Customs transformed a 1967 VW Bus into a vehicle worthy of Back to the Future. This vinyl-wrapped beauty features stock sliding door for the passengers and custom-built gull-wing doors, just like the original DeLorean from the movies. The bus has been completely revamped inside, complete with a time machine module and flux capacitor. That's not all, passengers in the rear have the ability to relax in the jump seat or a custom fold-out bench seat that transforms into a bed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including an epic drone footage montage.
Most retired auto enthusiasts prefer to spend their time cruising back roads or just relaxing at home, but Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic had other things in mind. This 73-year-old spent two years creating a stunning Volkswagen Beetle covered with over 50,000 handcrafted oak shingles. It's not just for show, as the car is fully-functional, and can be driven on the road without any problems. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a neodymium magnet that finally defeats the almighty hydraulic press.
At first, this looks like a normal Volkwswagen T6 van, but slide open the door, and you'll discover it's actually a mobile home on wheels. Created by German designer Nils Holger Moormann, this cozy living space features a kitchenette set, foldout futon bed, lots of hidden storage space, and real oak wood accents throughout. Black nanotech laminate cabinetry ensures a fingerprint-resistant finish. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
What could be cooler than owning a 23-window Volkswagen Microbus? Cruising around in one of them with a matching 1967 Eriba Puck camping trailer. Now is your chance to own both if the price is right at Sotheby's latest auction. The Volkswagen Samba was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Transporter T1. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof. To distinguish it from the normal 23 or 21-window Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined. Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
We have seen the future of electric minibuses, and it's the Volkswagen BUDD-e. This futuristic, all-electric vehicle boasts a modular architecture that features a 101 kWh battery hidden within the floor, an electric motor up front, and another in the rear. A quick-charge system enables the battery to be charged to 80% capacity in a mere 15-minutes. You can also use its electric drive system to power other items, such as controlling a smart home, or even running an interactive smart office setup. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more images of the BUDD-e.