Currently reading: eBussy is adaptable electric van with 10 bodystyles
Pick-up, cabriolet and campervan designs will be offered, built on versatile, modular electric platform
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28 July 2020

German company Electric Brands is developing a versatile fully modular electric vehicle and plans to sell it in Europe from next year.

The eBussy has a design inspired by the original Volkswagen Kombi, but its fully modular EV platform makes it significantly more adaptable. It can be transformed into 10 different bodystyles, including pick-up, cabriolet and campervan designs.

Two chassis configurations are offered: City and Off-road. Other options include three driving positions - left, central and right - that can be changed by sliding the steering wheel across the dashboard.

Since it's intended for urban use, the eBussy’s four electric motors provide a modest 20bhp. However, it's likely to have an impressive towing capacity, because those same motors produce 737lb ft of torque.

Power comes from a 10kWh battery. Range is claimed to be 124 miles, helped by regenerative braking and solar panels on the roof.

Electric Brands plans to sell the eBussy in Europe from 2021, with prices starting at €15,800 (£14,370). There’s no word on whether it will be offered in the UK.

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LP in Brighton 29 July 2020

Power and torque

An engine producing 20 horsepower and 700 NM (517 lb ft) torque would imply a rotational speed of just 200 rpm, which doesn't sound plausible. Also the range claimed is around three times that which would normally be achieved from a 10 kWhr battery. The article is obviously missing some accurate data. 

Clarkey 29 July 2020

Range

I agree that the range seems somewhat overstated but the pictures don't really communicate that this thing is roughly the weight and performance of a Renault Twizy.  If that does 60ish miles on a 6kWh pack then this might do 90-odd miles with 10?

FRI2 28 July 2020

The price is right BUT.....

The price is right BUT......but....Maybe on a golf course?

used_car_meme 28 July 2020

lol

Sorry but e-bussy? A bussy is a boy p*ssy which I'll leave that up to you to figure out. Unfortunate but amazing name for this tbh 

scrap 28 July 2020

What would a vehicle with

What would a vehicle with 20bhp but over 700 torques drive like?