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First Positive News From Diesel Emissions Scandal: VW To Launch Electric Microbus

With the fallout from its emissions test defeat devices still very real, Volkswagen has been on an environmental hiding to nothing. Still, things had to get better eventually, and it looks like that time will be 2022.

That's when Volkswagen will turn its ID.Buzz concept into a production reality, with a Microbus and a Kombi version to suit passenger and commercial customers.

Just as the modern Beetle riffed on the original air-cooled cult car to become a success, so the Microbus, with its own cult hero ancestor, should be similarly popular.

Having given itself five years to get the ID.Buzz into production, Volkswagen has to deliver an EV with ground-breaking range and technical capability if it is to have any credibility at all. I have no doubts that it will achieve this. Completely.