When you see the two-tone van, you can almost hear the Beach Boys singing. Now, the 1966 Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus has a whole new way to get around. The e-Bulli concept car merges the iconic vintage vehicle with 21st-century systems, notably an electric motor that runs on a lithium-ion battery and produces zero emissions during its 125-mile charge. Further, the e-Bulli goes 80 MPH (the T1 only 65) and has LED headlamps, leather and wood finishes, and a clear, large folding roof. It’s only available in Europe for now, but electric conversions of existing T1’s are possible.
e-Bulli is Volkswagen's Eco-Update on an Old Classic
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