Volkswagen Type 20 Electric Bus

Volkswagen has given the 1962 Type 2 11-window Microbus a futuristic makeover, and calls it the Type 20 concept, which combines vintage looks with modern tecnhology. For starters, there’s a Conversational Digital Assistant, which consists of directional microphones spanning three zones within the vehicle and harnessing voice command capabilities. Want to step inside? Simply use biometric identification, complete with a real-time facial recognition system with a wide-angle camera on the driver’s side second window. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.



Powering the EV is a 10-kwh battery pack, a 2.5-kw onboard charger, and a motor system for a combined output of 120 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque, making it a perfect city vehicle. The technology doesn’t stop there, as its infotainment system sports a Looking Glass II display integrated into the dashboard which enables one to view 3D images without wearing special glasses.

Volkswagen Type 20 Electric Bus
Volkswagen Type 20 Electric Bus
Volkswagen Type 20 Electric Bus
Volkswagen Type 20 Electric Bus