Remember the VW Microbus? Get Ready for the All-Electric VW BUDD-e Microbus

While the Volkswagen BUDD-e is only a concept vehicle, it’s already winning awards. It was recently named the “2016 Concept Truck of the Year” at the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards (NACVOTY), beating out competition from three other finalists to nab the top spot in its segment. The VW BUDD-e is also exciting because it represents the first vehicle built using Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Toolkit, capturing the heritage of the brand, but also nodding toward its future.



Over two dozen jurors were responsible for the selection of the awards, and the jury recognized Volkswagen’s BUDD-e all-electric microbus for raising the bar of automotive design while offering features and solutions that address the utility and mobility needs of right now as well as those soon to come. With a 101 kilowatt-hour battery capable of a manufacturer-estimated 233 miles per charge, the BUDD-e could have enough range to bring back the trend of touring along with your favorite band for a summer. The BUDD-e also features seamless connection and communication with smart-home and smart-car technologies, so returning from the tour might be as sweet as the travel itself.

“We are thrilled that the BUDD-e has been honored as 2016 Concept Truck of the Year and would like to thank the panel of judges for recognizing Volkswagen’s innovation. We are determined to lead the future of automotive design, and BUDD-e shows the capabilities of our all-new electric vehicle architecture and further advances connectivity and infotainment.” —said by Dr. Hendrik Muth, Director of Product Marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc., while accepting the award.

With no word about when we’ll be lucky enough to see a production model of the BUDD-e here at Hendrick Volkswagen of Concord, right now we’ll just have to wait. But if you’re on the hunt for a reliable, fun-to-drive vehicle for right now, we can definitely help with that! You’re invited to join us here in our showroom, located on 7500 Hendrick Auto Plaza NW, Concord, NC. Here you’ll find a wide selection of new and pre-owned Volkswagen models and a team of friendly sales professionals who will gladly help you navigate the buying process from start to finish!

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