Sometimes minibus, mini motorhome, pickup, van, the eBussy is an astonishing electric vehicle based on a modular concept that the manufacturer promises to be as easy to handle as Lego bricks. Its launch is scheduled for next year.
ElectricBrands, a German company that manufactures a model of electric scooter and scooter, may have created the Volkswagen Transporter T2 for the 21st century. The resemblance is obvious when we discover its concept called eBussy, with its large round headlights and its completely flat front mask. But more than an aesthetic affiliation, it is the adventurous and multi-purpose spirit that this electric vehicle promotes, which would make it a worthy successor to the good old VW combi.
ElectricBrands has in fact devised a modular system that allows eBussy to be transformed at will according to needs. Thanks to a module system whose layout simplicity is compared to that of Lego bricks, it can become a single or double cab pickup, minibus, mini dump truck, van or mini motorhome with double berth and kitchenette. In short, an electric vehicle that is both utility and recreational which, ElectricBrands promises, will be made from 98% recyclable materials.
The eBussy jumpsuit is a rather attractive concept. We will still wait to see if the final version keeps all its promises. © ElectricBrands
Up to 1 tonne payload
The design is based on two chassis bases, one for urban use, the other for off-road use. In both cases, the motorization is provided by four 15 kW electric motors integrated into the hubs. The announced torque is 1,000 Nm and the maximum speed is 90 km / h. The 72 V lithium ion battery varies from 10 to 30 kW / h depending on the configuration chosen and offers between 200 and 800 km of empty range and between 150 and 600 km when the full load capacity, which ranges from 400 kg to 1 ton, is used. ElectricBrands adds that the eBussy will be equipped with photovoltaic cells and an energy recovery system that will allow it to generate a daily range of up to 200 km.
For the moment, eBussy is still at the concept stage, it is quite exciting. ElectricBrands announces a base price of 15,800 euros and 28,800 euros for the mini motorhome configuration, which will be the most expensive. As with any project of this nature, which has not yet entered its operational phase with viable financing and a viable industrial model, caution is required. ElectricBrands offers interested customers to pay a deposit of 1,000 euros to make a reservation. If all goes according to plan, the first eBussy are supposed to be delivered from next year.
The mini motorhome version of eBussy. © ElectricBrands
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