VW to make electric classics eClassic

VW e-beetleVolkswagen and the eClassic company are converting much-loved older models to electric power. There is already an e-Beetle and an electric version of the original Microbus.

Now the European Union Intellectual Property Office has received trademark applications for the “e-Golf Classic,” “e-Karmann,” and “e-Kübel” all filed by VW.

The e-Golf is likely be a version of the 1974 hatch back.

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was a 2+2 sports coupe built between 1955–1974.  There was even a convertible version. They have a small but passionate following. The first model had barely 20kW of power so an electric motor should do much better.

The e-Kubel suggests the Kübelwagen, a World War II military vehicle based on the beetle platform.

Kübelwagen is a contraction of Kübelsitzwagen, meaning ‘bucket-seat car’. It had no doors so bucket seats  prevented passengers from falling out

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto