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    New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    New Volkswagen e-BULLI electric camper van revealed

    Volkswagen has introduced an all-electric concept version of the classic T1 Samba Bus, with 82bhp and a 120 mile-plus range



    This is the Volkswagen e-BULLI Ė the German companyís first official attempt at creating an all-electric version of the classic T1 Samba Bus. It was pieced together with the help of electric vehicle conversion specialist, eClassic, and boasts a modernised chassis and a range in excess of 124 miles on a single charge.

    It features a 45kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a small electric motor lifted from the Volkswagen e-Up! city car. The system develops 82bhp and 212Nm of torque, which is more than twice the output of the vanís original 1.5-litre air-cooled flat-four petrol engine. Top speed has also improved, rising from 65mph to 81mph.



    Like the upcoming ID.3 hatchback, the e-BULLIís battery pack is mounted under the floor of the vehicle, while the electric motor and its associated hardware occupy the same space as the old engine. Thereís also standard support for 50kW DC fast-charging, which Volkswagen says can provide an 80 percent recharge in just 40 minutes.

    To cope with the extra grunt from the electric motor, Volkswagen has completely redesigned the T1ís chassis, adding new multi-link front and rear axles with adjustable dampers, coilover struts and vented disc brakes. Thereís also a new rack-and-pinion steering system to replace the vanís old-world steering box, as well as larger wheels and tyres.

    Cosmetic enhancements are subtle, stretching to a pair of LED headlamps with daytime running lights and a new two-tone colour scheme. Thereís also a handy LED charge indicator at the rear of the van.

    Inside thereís a new automatic gear-shifter and centre console, a solid wood floor, a new analogue speedometer with an integrated digital display and a retro-styled DAB head-unit linked to a handful of hidden speakers. The seats have also been re-trimmed in a blend of orange and white leather, to match the vanís exterior.



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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    While a bit cool, um... no thanks.

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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    I saw a Youtube vid about a UK company building them with Tesla drivetrains using early series 2 so NON spit window crew cabs
    400 BHP is more how we say "adequate" (-:

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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

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    While a bit cool, um... no thanks.
    Just imagine if GM did a 69 Camaro in this fashion?!?!?! Grown men everywhere would be in tears!

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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    It's hard to believe that they would be able to sell this vehicle even in Germany. Still looks like the death trap it always was.
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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    Kool practical buts it German, my car buying does not extend beyond the big 3.

    66 VW Camper will probably have a mountain sized peak wave load more street cred on Coronadovirus beach in San Diego than a Tesla with the surfer dudes.

    More an Alan Jackson Chattahoochee type talking about cars dreaming about women surfer Country Boy than into VW owning Californian Dreaming beach boy living.





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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    Though expensive, it seems relatively cheap for the thorough job they are doing to update/removate it. I'm with everyone above, really cool, but not something I'd spend my money on. Though I'm sure there is a small crowd that will be interested enough to buy it.

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    Thats absolutely right it's not cheap, and does not have the same modern crash protection as new cars like the new electric VW Microbus thats coming soon.

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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post
    Thats absolutely right it's not cheap, and does not have the same modern crash protection as new cars like the new electric VW Microbus thats coming soon.

    I'll take my chances in something that doesn't look like a rolling diaper like the yellow thing in the above pic.

    In these trying days even the safest things are unsafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    I'll take my chances in something that doesn't look like a rolling diaper like the yellow thing in the above pic.

    In these trying days even the safest things are unsafe.
    Most 50 year old cars like the 66 Camper vans had very little crash protection in general, l would probably look at vehicles with low zero death rates probably compared to those car on record having high fatality rates personally Mr Buttons chances are those with the lowest fair better all-round in the real world.

    Newer cars seem to getting safer with time.
    Nothing like real world statistics.


    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which analyzed deaths from 2012 to 2015, large all-wheel-drive luxury SUVs possessed the lowest death rate, with just six fatalities per million registered vehicle years — though exceptionally large luxury SUVs were actually involved in more driver fatalities. Luxury sedans echoed this phenomenon by being much safer overall, with slightly more averaged deaths in the largest examples.
    Minivans also performed exceedingly well, besting everything but luxury models.

    Mainstream SUVs and pickups were also relatively safe, outperforming non-luxury sedans and coupes by a decent margin. In fact, large two-doors tended to be among the most dangerous segments in the study, tallying 80 deaths per million registered years — outdone only by the mini segment’s 87. Sports cars were also involved in more than their fair share of driver fatalities, averaging ratios of 54 for midsize examples and 49 for large.

    The Hyundai Accent sedan was the car associated with the most driver fatalities. Possessing a ratio of 108 deaths per million registered vehicle years, the Accent was followed by the Kia Rio sedan and Scion tC.
    Dipping below the triple-digit mark were the Chevrolet Spark, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta four-door, and Kia Soul. Other vehicles to make the risky list were the Nissan Maxima, Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen Golf, Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis coupe, Ford Fusion, and Mustang convertible. Surprisingly, none of the Mustang-related deaths could be attribute a rollover accident. The same cannot be said for Nissan’s 4WD Titan Crew Cab short bed — which had more rollover deaths than any other vehicle on the list.

    While the “bad” ranged anywhere between 59 and 108 fatalities per million registered years, there were some vehicles that didn’t have any. The Audi Q7 Quattro, BMW 535i/si/ix, Jeep Cherokee 4WD, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus RX 350, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4◊4, Volkswagen Tiguan, and all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz M-Class all had a ratio of zero.



    You are a long time dead if you by one of the real world duff ones with high death rates, mini car segments Aveo/Sparks are the biggest death traps in general folloered by small cars Fiesta/Focus/Golf/none make onto the zero fatalities list Mr Buttons, no wonder nobody buys mini/small new car real world death traps anymore Mr Buttons as the SUV sales grow..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post
    Most 50 year old cars like the 66 Camper vans had very little crash protection in general, l would probably look at vehicles with low zero death rates probably compared to those car on record having high fatality rates personally Mr Buttons chances are those with the lowest fair better all-round in the real world.

    Newer cars seem to getting safer with time.
    Nothing like real world statistics.


    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which analyzed deaths from 2012 to 2015, large all-wheel-drive luxury SUVs possessed the lowest death rate, with just six fatalities per million registered vehicle years — though exceptionally large luxury SUVs were actually involved in more driver fatalities. Luxury sedans echoed this phenomenon by being much safer overall, with slightly more averaged deaths in the largest examples.
    Minivans also performed exceedingly well, besting everything but luxury models.

    Mainstream SUVs and pickups were also relatively safe, outperforming non-luxury sedans and coupes by a decent margin. In fact, large two-doors tended to be among the most dangerous segments in the study, tallying 80 deaths per million registered years — outdone only by the mini segment’s 87. Sports cars were also involved in more than their fair share of driver fatalities, averaging ratios of 54 for midsize examples and 49 for large.

    The Hyundai Accent sedan was the car associated with the most driver fatalities. Possessing a ratio of 108 deaths per million registered vehicle years, the Accent was followed by the Kia Rio sedan and Scion tC.
    Dipping below the triple-digit mark were the Chevrolet Spark, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta four-door, and Kia Soul. Other vehicles to make the risky list were the Nissan Maxima, Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen Golf, Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis coupe, Ford Fusion, and Mustang convertible. Surprisingly, none of the Mustang-related deaths could be attribute a rollover accident. The same cannot be said for Nissan’s 4WD Titan Crew Cab short bed — which had more rollover deaths than any other vehicle on the list.

    While the “bad” ranged anywhere between 59 and 108 fatalities per million registered years, there were some vehicles that didn’t have any. The Audi Q7 Quattro, BMW 535i/si/ix, Jeep Cherokee 4WD, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus RX 350, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4◊4, Volkswagen Tiguan, and all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz M-Class all had a ratio of zero.



    You are a long time dead if you by one of the real world duff ones with high death rates, mini car segments Aveo/Sparks are the biggest death traps in general folloered by small cars Fiesta/Focus/Golf/none make onto the zero fatalities list Mr Buttons, no wonder nobody buys mini/small new car real world death traps anymore Mr Buttons as the SUV sales grow..
    Thanks for the cryptic scare...I'll still take my chances..Enjoy your gigantic diaper truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    Thanks for the cryptic scare...I'll still take my chances..Enjoy your gigantic diaper truck.
    Don't blame me for changing the subject blame Dovetonsils in Post No5 for getting into car fatalities changing the subject, l personally doubt very much if an old VW Camper moves fast enough to be a fatality these surfer dudes Camper vans spend all day parked up on a the beach for 99% of the time the surfer dudes are more likely to end up being a shark bite fatality statistic, and still a lot of these classic VW campers on the road so l guess they have survived the test of time.

    LOL thanks Buttons, seriously though the crash testers world is not the same real world accidents mini & small cars with lower smaller lighter masses normally come off worse if they hit something like high sitting heavier mass like an SUV.

    Crash testers like NCAP crash protection ratings only apply if you hit a car in the same class category yes a Fiat 500 may hit Mini, a Golf may hit Focus cars in the same class sometimes but crash testers NCAP is massive failure as in the real world car owner can't pick and choose to hit cars in the same class category sometimes in the real world a mini/small class car hits a big SUV from another class category then they are a gonna.

    The Audi Q7 Quattro, BMW 535i/si/ix, Jeep Cherokee 4WD, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus RX 350, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4◊4, Volkswagen Tiguan, and all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz M-Class all had a ratio of zero of fatalities in the real world are probably good ones to have if safety you top priority not ending up a fatality statistic in the real world.

    There are some many variables in accidents some cars have better superb brakes better autobraking that just slaming a car into a crash wall barrier.

    Just supposing Siverardo a GMC truck whatever may later developed in service problems lets say something like brakes discs might start breaking up might end up hitting a real world wall when the brakes failed that the cone heads at crash test centres never picked up that are not reflected in thier ratings, lets some say some of thier owners died it might boost the real world fatality rates for the trucks, but is not always reflected in crash test results.

    Generally the high low fatality rates are a good guide to how cars fair in real world accidents that echo the crash tests a little bit, mini class golf carts and small cars are the death traps.

    Best practical advice l can offer is keep your distance from the car in front Mr Buttons, it has kept me in good stead over the year touch-wood it gives you a bit more time to react, and in this current climate don't forget to wash you hands you might end up a different fatality Mr Buttons stay safe thanks for the reply, lets get back on topic that Dovetonsils post No5 derailed.
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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    Hey Boo, do you...Imma do me.

    10 years from now the cars and trucks that were touted "Safest In Class" will be called rolling death traps. The perpetual wheel of fear just keeps turning and keeps people buying the latest and greatest just to squeeze one more precious second out of the time they have left here on Earth and the last dollar out of them.

    Alot of good a Moose test will do when a Dump Truck tips over and crushes you and your IHS Safety Pick of the Week crushes you both pancake flat. So much for the offset crash test when a loose pipe from one of those rolling death maker construction vans decides to shed a a pipe while rolling down the Interstate at 65mph and that pipe comes blasting through your windshield and impales you to your seat.

    Thanks for the practical driving advice Oldsy, I drive for a living and have logged over 1 million miles professionally without a single accident.

    As far as washing my hands I do that on the regular and I doubt I'll end up murdered by Corby19 since I am neither 70+ or have a compromised immune system with a plethora of "underlying" health conditions,but yeah lets get back on topic about still having the freedom (for now) to buy what you want.

    I remember the days when I could walk into a store and cough without everyone stopping and looking at me like I just kicked 7 puppies down an isle while slapping a Nun.


    Remember those days Oldsy?.....Those unsafe scary days........
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    Re: New classic VW e-Bulli something for the Californian surfing dudes

    I think it's pretty cool but I'm more of a 'time capsule' guy these days, so I'd prefer mine with the original gas engine.

    While I recognize modern cars are eons safer than 60-70 year old stuff I'm usually not a nervous nelly about all but a few things--like head rests and shoulder belts.

    In a perfect world I'd have a bubbletop olds, only thing that would keep me from dd'ing would be no headrests or shoulder belts (not even sure they all had lap belts). But since I can't justify $40k+ for a giant toy like that it isn't a problem I need to resolve...
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