Volkswagen bus and electric microbus budd-e: PHOTOS – Business …

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Oct 032016
 

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Volkswagen is stepping up its game in the EV space.

The German automaker is aiming to introduce more than 30 electrified vehicles by 2025, and to sell two to three million of them a year, in response to the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

To show it’s serious electric cars, Volkswagen has been rolling out a series of concept vehicles, like the BUDD-e electric microbus shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, which you can see above.

The BUDD-e is meant as a modern spin on a beloved Volkswagen classic, but it’s doubtful it would have the same appeal as the classic Volkswagen Microbus, also known as the Kombi, if it were to go into production.

 

Article source: http://www.businessinsider.com/volkswagen-bus-electric-concept-microbus-photos-2016-9

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One woman, a VW camper van and all 59 National Parks

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Oct 032016
 

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Could this really be it? Going to work, staring into a computer screen for hours every day so I could have health insurance and pay for a house increasingly boxed in by newly constructed townhouses? Then returning home so depleted I just wanted to escape via my TV screen?

Back in 2009, that screen presented the PBS National Parks series by documentarian Ken Burns. I was struck by the fact that this country has set aside millions of acres of diverse, pristine wilderness for its own sake, and it registered deeply. We have 59 of these treasures right here in America. As I watched, I started to list all of the parks I’d been to — and all that I hadn’t. Continue reading »

Article source: http://crosscut.com/2016/08/national-parks-visiting-all-59/

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Making a Westfalia’s fridge work for you

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Oct 032016
 

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The fridge on my Volkswagen Westfalia can be a wonderful thing that you love having along, or a sour disappointment that plagues your trip. The difference? Circulating some air inside the damn thing.

The odd little fridge in my VW runs off of electricity, or propane. It seems not to care if you are using supplied electricity, its own alternator, or the propane, the cooling fins inside the cold box get cold but didn’t cool the box down. Problem is, very little air moves around them and it takes a long time for the cooling element to chill the contents of the box. Continue reading »

Article source: https://boingboing.net/2016/08/24/making-a-westfalias-fridge-w.html

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7 Reasons to Take a Classic VW Campervan Tour

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Oct 032016
 

THEY are real showstoppers, the kind of retro vehicles that turn heads. I’m talking, of course, of the classic VW Campervan, you know those super cute wee bubble campervans you see easing around Scotland’s roads.

I’ve long been a fan of camping and campervans, indeed I’m the author of Cool Camping: Scotland. There really is something special about these air-cooled classics, which hark back to the 1960s and 1970s.

We hired our VW campervan from Vintage VW Campers in Falkirk. The lovely owners, Richie and Ishbel, have a real passion for their little fleet of vans and had my wife and I, plus our two wee girls, enthused before we headed off on our weekend adventure with ‘Ziggy’. Here are 7 reasons you too should take a vintage VW campervan for a tour around Scotland. Continue reading »

Article source: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/7-reasons-take-classic-vw-8754167

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Campgrounds Vs. Festivals: Who Roughs It Best?

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Jul 212016
 

Depending whether you’re skipping rocks along Lake Superior or spinning a glowing rave hula hoop at Burning Man, you might have very different ideas of what it means to camp. Having witnessed the four-day Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee last week, and also being an avid camper in the traditional sense, I have noticed the intricacies of both.

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When posed head-to-head, our “Campers Report Card” might surprise you.

Campgrounds (and the backcountry) are a more purist realm of the outdoors, with folks mostly there for the peace and calm of nature. Festival goers, on the other hand, embrace a raucous, ‘if you need it, it will fall from the sky’ camping mentality – plus go-go boots. More on this later.

It might seem obvious who the award for better camper goes to, but it’s not that simple. Here’s a rundown of where each ‘camp’ excels: Continue reading »

Article source: https://gearjunkie.com/festival-campers-vs-rugged-campers

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VW bus is all in the family

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Jul 212016
 

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Lakeport Bryce Allemann’s 1967 Volkswagen bus isn’t just a piece of history — it’s a connection to his past, to his family.

In the 1970s, he and his brother and sister piled into the Westfalia Tin Top Walkthrough for family hiking and camping trips up and down the California coast. First, the Volkswagen belonged to Allemann’s grandparents, but when they grew too old to keep it running, his parents received the car. For a number of years the car sat broken down and unused, until Allemann obtained his driver’s license. His father said he could drive the bus if he fixed it up. So Allemann got to work.

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Article source: http://www.record-bee.com/article/NQ/20160621/NEWS/160629967

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VW Camper Van in your bedroom: Circu Bun Van Bed

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Jul 212016
 
VW Camper Van in your bedroom: Circu Bun Van Bed

VW Camper Van in your bedroom: Circu Bun Van Bed

It looks like someone has wheeled a vintage van into the bedroom. In a way they have as the Circu Bun Van Bed is as close to the real thing as you will get indoors.

Your eyes do not deceive you, this is a bed, but it looks like an old school VW. It is the work of Portuguese manufacturer Circu, which is producing a limited number of these, primarily aimed at children. Continue reading »

Article source: http://www.retrotogo.com/2016/06/vw-camper-van-in-your-bedroom-circu-bun-van-bed.html

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My Best Road Trip: An ancient VW camper, no air-con and a South American epic

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May 222016
 


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  • Each week, TheJournal.ie/DoneDeal motoring mag will feature a reader’s best road trip. If you’d love to see your top trip featured, email us on bestroadtrip@thejournal.ie

THIS JOURNEY INCLUDED three ferry trips, but it can still be classed as a road trip, right? Let’s just say yes. Here’s my best road trip. Continue reading »

Article source: http://www.thejournal.ie/best-road-trip-2711803-Apr2016/

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Vintage Volkswagen Van Has a Rare Matching Teal Camper

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May 222016
 

Calling all Volkswagen aficionados: this delightful, matching Microbus and camper van just might be the best vintage VW set up we’ve seen yet.

Recently sold at auction for $159,500 and first reported by Outside Magazine, the restored van is a highly sought-after, 23-window 1963 Microbus in its original two-tone color of turquoise and blue white. This beauty has all the whistles, like a safari windshield, full-length sunroof, and 50-brake horsepower four-cylinder engine.

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Article source: http://ski.curbed.com/2016/4/28/11524062/volkswagen-microbus-camper-eriba-puck

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The cool kids’ RV: Peace Vans taps into Northwest’s Westfalia camping cult

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May 222016
 

I never thought I would camp, any more than Harley Sitner ever thought he would own an auto shop.


Appropriately, a peace symbol is the front emblem on a Westfalia van rented from Peace Vans. (Sy Bean/The Seattle Times)
Appropriately, a peace symbol is the front emblem on a Westfalia van rented from Peace Vans. (Sy Bean/The Seattle Times)

For years, Sitner’s own Westfalia Vanagon had taken him to a Seattle mechanic. But the business was about to close, and Sitner, a former Microsoftie and entrepreneur who logged years in the tech trenches in Bay Area and Seattle startups, saw an opportunity.

“They were literally closing their doors,” Sitner said. “I was like, ‘No, there’s a real business here.’ ”

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Article source: http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/peace-van-rentals-feed-the-vw-westfalia-camping-cult/

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