The iconic minivan from Volkswagen can be revived like an electric car
The iconic Volkswagen Camper minivan, also known as the Volkswagen Type 2 , can degenerate into an electric car. At a car show in New York, Volkswagen board member Heinz-Jacob Newsser said the company is working on a new electric-powered camper. At the same time, according to the designers, the camper will retain the main features of the appearance of T2.
The concern began to produce Hippovozku in 1950. The car was successful - along with a low price, it offered the possibility of transporting a large number of people and it could be used for spending the night. A dozen modifications, including an increased roof height, a hinged roof, equipment for campers and more, cemented the success of the model on the market. Minivan firmly entered the culture and became associated with both freedom-loving hippies and carefree representatives of surf culture.
T2 production was withdrawn from Germany to Brazil back in the 70s due to the increasing requirements for car safety. In Brazil, the last T2 was produced in 2013 - at that moment and they got a worldwide wave of concern for the safety of the driver and passengers (in particular, they obliged to integrate ABS and airbags into all new cars of manufacturers). As a result, Volkswagen decided not to spend money on a serious rework of the model, and simply closed production.
Now, if the concept of a new electric minibus is successful, we can see the revived model in a modern version. It remains only with a shudder to expect the emergence of an electric loaf based on the UAZ-452 .