There was no way that Volkswagen lacked the (CES) Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas. Following the scandal that the German manufacturer is submerged by the illegal pollution from diesel engines and the effort to hide this fact from the authorities, the directors decided to make a major effort in the electrification of the powertrain.
The BUDD-e Concept is the first vehicle built on the new platform Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB), designed for the purpose of solving the problem of space that presents the placement of batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles connection. The BUDD-e Concept demonstrates the possibility that an electric car affordable to use high storage battery (101-kWh).
The BUDD-e Concept uses two electric motors (one for each axis) and its flat battery of 101 kw installed in almost all the vehicle floor allows you to retain the practical configuration of a minivan.
Volkswagen says that the BUDD-e Concept achieved a range of 373 miles with the battery fully charged, the economic vehicle internal combustion engine today. Its two engines give the BUDD-e Concept wheel drive and make it a top speed of 93 mph.
The recharge times are extremely fast. According to Volkswagen in just 15 minutes you can charge the battery by 80% and while Volkswagen indicates BUDD-e Concept is capable of contact charging recbir not specify which would recharge times when using this method.
The BUDD-e Concept is smaller than the pictures suggest. With 181 inches long, 76.3 wide and 72.2 long, BUDD-e Concept features similar to those of models sold in Europe as the size MPV Volkswagen Touran or Ford C-Max.
The BUDD-e Concept has a clean and attractive appearance. Its wide front features LED lighting, combined with the color “White Nevada” and the golden roof “Phoenix Copper”. LED rear lights surround the large gate.
The minimalist interior is equipped with technology and especially of options for interaction conductor and occupants. The central panel has been removed to make room for an extensive display of 12.3 inches curve (divided into 3) which provides all the necessary information to the driver and passenger, much like the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017. The wheel has touch capabilities, replacing buttons, the gesture control and replacing mirrors with cameras is also presented.
Also, the Volkswagen Concept BUDD-e can also connect to the “cloud” and interact with home and set different functions. Another special drawer in the rear sector can serve as mailbox. From the car parked anywhere and through an authorization code the user will receive parcels of all kinds, a similar system implemented by Volvo in Sweden.