VW MICROBUS COMING TO CLEARWATER, FL
THE ELECTRIC ID. CROZZ VW MICROBUS COMING TO CLEARWATER, FL
An iconic VW vehicle is coming back Clearwater area drivers for the 2023 model year…and it’s going to be all-electric. The famous VW microbus of the 1950s and ‘60s has been off the market for a long time, but Volkswagen is reviving the line with a new twist. When it arrives, Lokey Volkswagen will be the place to get one.
Currently named the ID. Buzz, the upcoming all-electric VW microbus will be built on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform that will be shared among multiple electric VW vehicles. The ID. Buzz platform generates 369 horsepower from electric motors on each axle, providing all-wheel drive (and significantly more power than the original 30hp buses). The Volkswagen bus also has a 111 kWh battery pack in the floor of the MEB chassis provide nearly 300 miles of estimated range. Using the VW fast-charge system, the bus will gain approximately 80 percent of its energy capacity in 30 minutes at 150 kW.
Volkswagen is going a long way to make sure the new bus pay homage to the original. The size and design of the MEB platform allows plenty of space for passengers and cargo, with a wide open view of the surroundings. The all-new microbus seats eight people, and can hold up to 162.5 cubic feet of cargo when the seats are folded or taken out of the vehicle. This is a similar amount of space as most of the larger SUVs have, without the overall size. The microbus will even have a front trunk, just like the original VW Beetle.
Emich Volkswagen is excited to offer these impressive electric bus models when they become available in 2023. Contact Lokey VW in Clearwater, FL for more information regarding this exciting upcoming model!