BUDD-e Microbus Concept Vehicle Named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year”

August 2nd, 2016 by

Here at Diehl Volkswagen, we’ve got some pretty cool news to bring you regarding a Volkswagen concept vehicle, the all-electric BUDD-e that was debuted earlier this year: it has recently been named the “2016 Concept Trick of the Year” at the 15th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards, beating out three other potential concepts for the prestigious designation.

The 16th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards was presided over by a jury of more than two dozen. The BUDD-e microbus was recognized by the committee for excellence in automotive design and for offering features that are meant to address mobility and utility needs of both the present and the future. The BUDD-e is a pure-electric concept vehicle, and it features a 101 kilowatt-hour battery capable of a manufacturer-estimated 233 miles per charge. Just think of all the road trips that could lead to; it’s a shame Woodstock isn’t still happening.

“We are thrilled that the BUDD-e has been honored as 2016 Concept Truck of the Year and would like to thank the panel of judges for recognizing Volkswagen’s innovation. We are determined to lead the future of automotive design, and BUDD-e shows the capabilities of our all-new electric vehicle architecture and further advances connectivity and infotainment.” —said by Dr. Hendrik Muth, Director of Product Marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc., while accepting the award.

While there’s no word on when we can expect to see a production model of the all-electric BUDD-e, it is encouraging to see the concept vehicle gaining so much traction and stirring up interest. For any Pennsylvania drivers who are on the hunt for a new vehicle in the here-and-now, unfortunately the BUDD-e isn’t an option, but if you come see us in our showroom, located on 258 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA, you’ll find a great offering of the entire Volkswagen lineup, so whether you’re after large or small, sporty or steadfast, we’ve got just the vehicle to match right here on our lot.

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