Much like the 2001 Microbus, the Bulli is simply a modern throwback to the people-mover that took the world by storm many decades ago. The new ‘Bulli’ concept offers a flexible layout, seating for six, a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery, an 85 kW electric motor with 260 Nm torque,140 km/h (87 mph) top speed and a range of 300 km (186 miles). There’s still not enough range just yet for a serious escape vehicle – if there’s no electricity available where you’re going, you’re on a 90 mile leash – but suitable as an urban electric all-purpose vehicle. While similar conceptually to the 2001 Microbus, the Volkswagen Bulli Concept is edgier-looking than its predecessors, with angular horizontal headlights, muscular wheel arches and “infotainment control via iPad,” said the automaker in a statement. The concept features a retro two-tone red-and-white exterior paint treatment, with an overall shape that will rekindle memories of the class VW van. The Bulli rides on a 102-inch wheelbase and is 66 inches tall.