Ride News Now: June 12, 2019

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In this episode of Ride News Now with Alison Haislip, Volkswagen brings back the bus, Tesla wants to limit your supercharging, and there’s an electric Mini Cooper on the way.

  • First up, Volkswagen is bringing back an icon. The VW Bus is set to make a comeback, but this one is updated for the modern day. Based on the ID. Buzz concept van, the upcoming VW Bus will boast a 300-mile all-electric driving range and a customizable interior. It should arrive sometime in 2022.
  • Next, Tesla wants to ease congestion at its Supercharger stations. The busiest stations will deliver a maximum total charge of 80% for any vehicle that plugs in. This will allow for Tesla drivers to get in and out of these stations more efficiently. Certain situations will allow for more juice, but this could be a good move for general everyday situations.
  • Finally, Mini is ready to show off its all-new electric Cooper. And to highlight this little machine, the automaker has taken to a big stunt. An electric Mini Cooper was just used to tow a Boeing 777F jumbo jet. Looks like Tesla isn’t the only one with a 300,000-pound towing capacity?

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