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Volkswagen Thing Might Make Comeback As Electric Vehicle

• by Anthony Karr

Remember the Volkswagen Kubelwagen? It's a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by the German automaker during the World War II for use by the army. It also had a civil version, sold in the United States under the Thing moniker during the early 1970s. That thing might be coming back soon as an electric vehicle, according to a new report.

Speaking to Car and Driver, VW brand boss Herbert Diess said he's interested in resurrecting the cute little four-door convertible using the upcoming MEB (Modular Electrification Toolkit) architecture for electric vehicles. He believes a retro-inspired, zero-emission utility vehicle could be an interesting proposal on the market, as Volkswagen seeks to revive some of its favorite nameplates from the past.

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