VW’s classic Kombi takes the flower out of power with electric ...

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VW’s classic Kombi takes the flower out of power with electric spin

Battery-powered split-window e-Bulli allows clean cruising while listening to The Beach Boys

Dennis Droppa

Restomods are classic cars that are updated with modern mechanicals and features, as a counterpoint to the vogue of keeping old cars as original as possible.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced what could be an appealing restomod by converting a first-generation T1 Kombi (known in Germany as the Bulli) with today’s technology, which includes running on battery power.

It’s taken an original 1966 split-window hippie bus and whipped out its wheezer of a 32kW petrol engine, replacing it with a much gutsier and cleaner 61kW electric motor...

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