Volkswagen teases new self-driving, electric… Kombi?
Volkswagen has teased a self-driving, all-electric people mover which it claims “forges links” between the brand’s heritage and its electrified future… could it be an electric Kombi?
VOLKSWAGEN WILL reveal a new self-driving, all-electric concept people mover at the Detroit Motor Show next month. The reveal of this people mover follows the reveal at the Paris Motor Show of the Golf-sized electric hatchback.
Volkswagen said: “The concept vehicle forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. Like the I.D., this concept is also based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), and so it shows the potential and bandwidth of the MEB”.
The concept will have two electric motors and thus all-wheel drive. The driver will only have to touch the VW logo on the steering wheel to activate the self-driving mode.
“This I.D. concept vehicle will also be able to drive fully autonomously in the future. Press lightly on the Volkswagen logo, and the electrically retractable steering wheel disappears into the dashboard. While the driver relaxes, laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras monitor other road users and the surroundings,” Volkswagen said.
Question: Does the idea of a self-driving, all-electric people mover make sense?