VW shows its mobile EV charging robot in action

It’s now clearer how VW’s prototype EV charging robot will work in practice. VW has offered its first real-world glimpse of the mobile charger bot in action. It’s not just helpful for charging EVs away from dedicated spaces, it’s cute — the prototype...

This Volkswagen beetle wrapped in matte black is worthy of being Batman’s next ride!

Imagine vigilante Batman driving this hot roadster in Gotham City, with those worthy weapon upgrades to take on the bad blood brewing on the streets. A minimalist look that’s fit for the 21st century, and yes, being open roof does help in getting out of the vehicle if need be. Now that we’ve let loose our imagination, let’s get back to reality for a while. This 1961 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe converted into a roadster with a matte black treatment is the work of Danni Koldal, who’s virtually facelifted the vintage four-wheeler into a hotrod that’s not overdone, still maintains its masculine appeal.

The front windshield has been trimmed down to the bare minimum, giving the ride a mean attitude that matches its personality. The black is contrasted by the silver-white trims on the doors, hood and alloy wheels. There’s a superman logo near the top of the hood and “Superman” etched on the back, so Danni indeed wanted it to be a Batmobile for the modern crime-fighting superhero (though I’m sure Batman will change that or make it a common DC-crime fighting mobile). Those fat wheels also go with the upper body of the Volkswagen that Danni has managed to turn into hot property – we want to own it right away. Interiors carry forward the sleek appeal which shouts out loud for a midnight drive on the freeway. We are already daydreaming, aren’t we?

There’s a lot we would love to know about how this custom job was achieved, and this design leaves us craving for more. Perhaps, that’s what Danni intended – leaving everyone who comes across this roadster, bamboozled to bits!

Designer: Danni Koldal

This Volkswagen beetle wrapped in matte black is worthy of being Batman’s next ride!

Imagine vigilante Batman driving this hot roadster in Gotham City, with those worthy weapon upgrades to take on the bad blood brewing on the streets. A minimalist look that’s fit for the 21st century, and yes, being open roof does help in getting out of the vehicle if need be. Now that we’ve let loose our imagination, let’s get back to reality for a while. This 1961 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe converted into a roadster with a matte black treatment is the work of Danni Koldal, who’s virtually facelifted the vintage four-wheeler into a hotrod that’s not overdone, still maintains its masculine appeal.

The front windshield has been trimmed down to the bare minimum, giving the ride a mean attitude that matches its personality. The black is contrasted by the silver-white trims on the doors, hood and alloy wheels. There’s a superman logo near the top of the hood and “Superman” etched on the back, so Danni indeed wanted it to be a Batmobile for the modern crime-fighting superhero (though I’m sure Batman will change that or make it a common DC-crime fighting mobile). Those fat wheels also go with the upper body of the Volkswagen that Danni has managed to turn into hot property – we want to own it right away. Interiors carry forward the sleek appeal which shouts out loud for a midnight drive on the freeway. We are already daydreaming, aren’t we?

There’s a lot we would love to know about how this custom job was achieved, and this design leaves us craving for more. Perhaps, that’s what Danni intended – leaving everyone who comes across this roadster, bamboozled to bits!

Designer: Danni Koldal

VW’s e-BULLI concepts shows how your classic van can become an EV

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