It took almost 20 years, a step-change in driving technology, a diesel emissions scandal and a geopolitical gas crisis, but the Volkswagen bus is back, baby.
Volkswagen pulled the cover off the retro-bus Wednesday, a battery-powered van awkwardly dubbed the ID Buzz. The cavernous machine will ship to European dealers later this year and can be configured for all kinds of Tetris situations, from smelly mattresses to surfboards and dog beds. With organic paint and vegan leather, it’s entirely on brand. American drivers won’t be able to slide into one until 2024, but rest assured they will be lining up for it shortly.
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