VW Trademarks e-Beetle, but Don’t Read into It

Volkswagen has said no to an electric Beetle many times, as recently at last year’s Geneva auto show, but that doesn’t stop people from wanting it. VWIDTalk, a forum about the new breed of electric vehicles coming out of Wolfsburg, dug into the European patent office website and found a handful of new-old names including e-Beetle, e-Karmann, e-Kubel and e-Golf Classic.

VW currently has three EVs in the works. The ID.3 is Golf-sized and goes on sale in Europe this month with a claimed European range (different test) of 261 miles and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds. The ID.4 is set for our shores and is about the size of a VW Tiguan. Range is said to be between 250-310 miles for two different versions and we think it’ll land in the low $30K range before tax credits. The last one on the burner is the ID.Buzz, a reimagining of the famous Microbus. That’s ones a little further down the pipeline, due to be launched in 2022.


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