24/10/2020

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A Class Of Its Own

Volkswagen e-Beetle, e-Golf Classic and e-Safari trademark applications hint at electric classic car conversations

Volkswagen has utilized for refreshing identify emblems for a number traditional types, but with an...

Volkswagen has utilized for refreshing identify emblems for a number traditional types, but with an “e-” prefix suggesting that it may be about to give its blessing to electric conversions of numerous iconic types from the brand’s history.

By way of June and July this year, the VW Group has submitted apps for e-Karmann, e-Kubel, e-Golf Common, e-Beetle and e-Safari names. 

Of system, a trademark submitting doesn’t ensure that all of these types will be developed. However VW has established precedent below in September 2019 it utilized to trademark the identify e-Kafer, and at very last year’s Frankfurt Motor Present, a fully electric, traditional Beetle convertible of the same identify was disclosed. 

In  the scenario of the e-Kafer, the work isn’t carried out by Volkswagen by themselves, but by traditional EV conversion specialists eClassics. The formal Volkswagen Group Elements division provides model new electric drivetrains to eClassics. The same company, based mostly just outdoors Stuttgart, has also developed the e-Bulli: a zero emission Type one Samba Bus.

Each of these autos are geared up with jogging gear from the most current e-Up. This is composed of an 81bhp electric motor mixed with a 36.8kWh battery which, in the scenario of the Beetle, lets for a circa-124 mile array. 

Past the traditional VWs up for EV convection, Volkswagen Group Elements bosses have recommended formerly that other traditional types from in the Group’s portfolio of models, like the Porsche 356, could be manufactured accessible with related conversions.

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