Volkswagen is bringing back the Elektrotransporter, it looks like!
Volkswagen America had decidedly made a purchase of the van. The restoration process of it would make the vehicle priceless. In the time, Volkswagen is happy to show off the dilapidated Elektrotransporter bus. Mainly because there have beneficial plans to restore the vehicle. Volkswagen is actually going to show off the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, which is part of this year’s historic electric vehicle theme.
There was a research program from the 1970s as part of a certain Valley Authority and the Electric Power Research Institute program within the late 1970s. This is full of real-world data where large-scale EVs would bring in an actual effect for the electric power producers.
Elektrotransporter was years in the making.
In the 1970s there were two oil crises and while all were looking for solutions, mainstream EVs couldn’t really expand for decades. And yet, this was a catalyst for other things such as fuel saving technologies that had electronic fuel injection that could save the internal-combustion engines from certain ruin. That is until EV technology becomes available.
The Volkswagen Type 2 didn’t always pose incredible performance statistics. There has been a Elektrotransporter with only so much more lead-acid batteries. They have a 24-battery pack that hangs on to a 1,225 pounds with about 25 miles of range and at least a top speed of 48 miles per hour. This is largely due to a 23 horsepower electric motor. This is in stark comparison to the 80 kilowatt hour battery for the Mercedes-Benz EQC with enough weight of 1,433 pounds. This also come with 200 miles of range with speeds of 402 horsepower.
Volkswagen had a new ID4 to show off with the Elektrotransporter but there was testing with a rear-drive ID4 with about 201 horsepower and also 82 kilowatt hour battery with zero-to-sixty time of 7.4 seconds with an EPA range of about 250 miles.