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VW unveiling Electric Dune Buggy in Geneva

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a screen shot of a green car: Electric Dune Buggy© Wheels.ca Electric Dune Buggy

At the beginning of March, the Wolfsburg-based company will reveal the first fully electric version of a new dune buggy at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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Taking its cues from popular American dune buggies, the concept vehicle is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), demonstrating how multifaceted the new platform is.

The concept of the fully electric buggy is based on the vehicles that were created in the 1960s in California.

The new MEB concept vehicle shows that this fully electric platform can be used for more than just large-scale series production models.

Like the Beetle chassis of yesteryear, the MEB has the potential to facilitate the development of low-volume niche vehicles.

The history of recreational vehicles and Volkswagen technology is a long one.

From the Beetle convertible and special bodies produced by companies such as Hebmuller and Rometsch to dune buggies like the Meyers Manx, the Beetle chassis allowed for creative custom solutions for decades.

Globally, around 250,000 individual vehicles were built as one-offs or at low volumes through to the 1980s.

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