What could make the Volkswagen Beetle even more successful? Simple. It could turn electric!
According to VW’s chairman Herbert Deiss, the German automaker company is “actively considering” turning the Beetle into a zero-emission car.
In an interview with Autocar, Deiss explained that if these plans follow through, the new electronic Beetle would drive back to its roots:
If we wanted to do a Beetle, electrically it would be much better than today’s model, much closer to history, because it could be rear-wheel drive.
While VW has not yet constructed an electric Beetle, the company did announce its production of the ID Buzz earlier this year. The car would be the next generation of the classic microbus. This time…electric! Deiss reported that he received numerous letters and emails from customers pleading for VW to build the vehicle.
Given VW’s prominent votes to expand their company via electric vehicles, earlier in September, the company announced its plan to spill over $24 billion in order to produce electronic cars by 2030.
Provided the future electronic Beetle, the next question stands: Convertible or Hardtop?