The zero-emission Volkswagen BUDD-e minivan is the first Volkswagen concept car based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB).
The Volkswagen BUDD-e has electric four-wheel drive thanks to front and rear electric motors, and has an all-electric range of up to 233 miles. The aim is that it will take only 15 minutes to charge the batteries to 80% capacity.
The new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) architecture is designed specifically for electric cars.
The MEB results in a drivetrain architecture that is specifically tailored to the use of compact electric motors and high-performance batteries. The flat and space-saving battery with an energy content of 92.4 kWh is integrated into almost the entire vehicle floor of the BUDD-e. It powers two electric motors, which drive both of the axles.
Volkswagen claims that the BUDD-e is more thoroughly networked with its surroundings than any car before, and the BUDD-e can also drive autonomously.
The Volkswagen BUDD-e minivan, which previews a Volkswagen vehicle from 2019, is being shown at the CES 2016 event in Las Vegas along with the electric e-Golf Touch, which features a new infotainment system that’s set to go into future Volkswagen production models.