Volkswagen BUDD-e Earns 2016 Concept Truck of the Year Title
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In a press release from yesterday, Volkswagen proudly announced that the BUDD-e recently earned the title of 2016 Concept Truck of the Year at the 15th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards. The all-electric microbus was recognized for addressing the utility and mobility needs of both the present and the future, and raising the standard of automotive design.
BUDD-e is the first vehicle to be built using Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB). Highlights of the concept vehicle include a 100 kWh battery with a range of up to 233 miles, and interaction with interior and exterior features via intuitive gesture controls.
“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,” said Dr Hendrik Muth, Director of Product Marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc., accepting the award. “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.”