2016 Volkswagen Budd E Concept

2016 Volkswagen Budd e concept Review
Volkswagen is opening a gateway to the future at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas

The time machine: a zero-emission vehicle – the avant-garde BUDD-e minivan

The first model based on an equally new and progressive Volkswagen technology matrix for electric vehicles

The van’s range: up to 233 miles (USA / EPA estimated real-world driving range) or 533 kilometers (Europe / NEDC)

And BUDD-e also has charisma with its iconic design

A Volkswagen that breathes the brand’s history, while simultaneously setting its sights on the immediate future with precise clarity

And it is as networked as possible, making BUDD-e a mobile interface between the world on board and the outside world

The car in the Internet of Things

With access to your home – Smart Home – or your workplace

Equipped with next generation Infotainment to turn travel into an interactive experience

BUDD-e offers a completely new method of operation and information processing

Everything is more intuitive than ever before

Touch and gesture control merge seamlessly; switches and buttons are a thing of the past; individual displays blend into large infotainment panels; analog mirrors are replaced by digital screens

The matrix of these new, interactive infotainment and operating systems gently launches passengers aboard the Volkswagen concept car forward – to the end of the decade.The present meets the future

Volkswagen demonstrates how much travel will have changed by the time we are in or around the year 2019 at the CES on board the BUDD-e

Four friends will set off on an imaginary journey in the car from San Francisco to Nevada to go to a legendary American festival on what is to be an interactive journey into the world of tomorrow

A world that will most probably have become the world of the present in January 2016 in Las Vegas with the technologies of the future presented in the BUDD-e

These technologies include Volkswagen’s new conceptual matrix for electric vehicles: the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), with which it may, for the first time, become possible for the pure electrical range of large series models to match that of today’s gasoline-powered cars by the end of the decade

In parallel to this, the time it takes to charge the batteries should have been cut to about 30 minutes (80 percent capacity) by then

This would mark the breakthrough of electric cars.MEB – The new architecture for Volkswagen’s electric vehiclesWith the BUDD-e Volkswagen has developed a minivan that is more thoroughly networked with its surroundings, as part of the Internet, than any car before – the most communicative car of its time

Many of this Volkswagen’s features are different

It was the first concept car developed by the Volkswagen Group to be designed on the basis of the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB)

This architecture heralds a fundamental change in electric cars and thus for the car in general, because the MEB throws all fossil fuel ballast of the present overboard, having been designed specifically for electric cars

And this means that the body design, the interior design, the package and the drive characteristics of the electrically powered Volkswagen will change significantly

Advantages of the MEB at a glance:Drive system data – the first MEB concept carThe Volkswagen BUDD-e being presented at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas is, as outlined, the first Volkswagen to have the DNA of the new MEB

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.