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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28 July 2020

This story only needs the phrase "with funding provided by the Welsh government" to get the full set of vapourware credentials :-) 

Intended for urban use but available as an off-road camper with 20HP but 737lb ft of torque and a 124 mile range from a 10KWh battery.......beacuse it's got solar panels on the roof (presumably on the pick-up) and all for £14,000!

Sounds more like a GCSE Design and Technology project synopsis...

Why no opinion from Autocar just a cut and paste press release?

28 July 2020

It does sound very like vapourware but I do think we need smaller, lighter, relatively low performance vehicles like this to offset the 3 tonne 150mph, £60,000-£100,000+ SUVs that seem to be dominating the move to electric at the moment.  If this ever saw the light of day (and I concede that it is a massive 'if') I woudl be very tempted.

I would be interested in proper journalism about this too.

28 July 2020

...if it actually existed rather than being CGI images. Bugatti might like to talk to them about the logo.

28 July 2020

Is this article from an episode of the teletubbies

28 July 2020

124 mile range for a Campervan. I won't be taking one to the south of France anytime soon then.

28 July 2020

It's not made for long distance travel, it's for the niche "off-road yet urban" camping set...... ;-)

28 July 2020

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 

28 July 2020

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

28 July 2020

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

29 July 2020

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. 

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