Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Convoy" 2017 Begun?

Volkswagen, which brought back an updated version of its classic Beetle a few years ago, has now unveiled a retooled Microbus.

It's called the ID Buzz, and if it ever goes into production, it will be an electric vehicle. It will also be capable of self-driving, and VW says that the dual electric motors will allow a 0-60 mph acceleration in 5 seconds.

As far as I can tell from the story, although the color shown is not precisely chartreuse, there should be room for 11 long-haired Friends of Jesus. Indeed, since the driver's seat can turn to face the rest of the cab while the car is in self-driving mode, they can probably have a sing-along.

But in the interests of safety, the ID Buzz will not be able to put the hammer down beyond 99 mph.

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