The classic VW Beetle is about to take on the future.
Volkswagen is taking into consideration plans for an electric Beetle, based on VW’s chairman Herbert Diess.
Speaking to Autocar, Diess declared that the company was “actively considering” programs for an electric Beetle as part of a variety of zero-emissions cars.
He furthermore added that if an electric successor will be made, it would actually be a throwback to the original rear-wheel drive Beetle.
âIf we wanted to do a Beetle, electrically it would be much better than today’s model, much closer to history, because it could be rear-wheel drive,â said Diess.
Volkswagen hasn’t started working on 1, but Diess said that the concept of an electrical Beetle would be put forward when the industry¡¯s board votes on ways to broaden the company’s range of electric cars.
Earlier this year, the German auto maker announced that it would be producing the IDENTIFICATION Buzz, an electric version of its traditional microbus.
Diess had mentioned then that he was flooded along with letters and emails from thrilled customers asking the company to “please build this car. “
Volkswagen also announced earlier in Sept that it planned to spend over $24 billion producing electric vehicles simply by 2030. Â
Looks like the Beetle is primed to go electric. We all can’t wait. Â