The legendary VW Microbus is getting electrified.
CES seems to be doubling as a car show for the latest vehicle innovations in recent years, and 2016 looks to be no different, with Volkswagen now teasing that it will unveil a new electric car concept next week.
The annual trade show will already see the debut of the Chevy Bolt, Ford and Google's autonomous driving partnership, and more. Not keen to be left out of the mix, Volkswagen took to Twitter to get people pumped for what it plans to unveil at CES 2016. It tweeted an image of a car, and said it'll unveil the latest display and control concepts.
Autocar has claimed Volkswagen is prepping an electric, long-range version of the Microbus. Keep in mind Volkswagen has already teased the car's front, and it does look very van-like. Also, Volkswagen's concept will apparently be a preview of a planned production version expected to be produced at its Puebla factory in Mexico from 2017.
Volkswagen has only officially confirmed that its CES keynote will cover "the latest developments in electric mobility as well as next-generation connectivity". Reports are indicating we shouldn't expect the car to be dubbed Microbus, and that Volkswagen is doing everything it can to separate itself from the diesel emissions scandal.
It looks like we'll know more in a few days. Pocket-lint will be live at the show and plans to bring you breaking new as it happens, so stay tuned to our CES 2016 hub for all the latest.