The new speedometer is based on the original, while an integrated two-digit display creates a link to the modern era, with a variety of information, including range.
LEDs also indicate whether, for instance, the parking brake is on or the charging connector is plugged in.
An additional detail in the centre of the speedometer: a stylised Bulli symbol.
A multitude of further information is shown via a tablet integrated into the roof console.
Via Volkswagen ‘We Connect’ the driver can also call up information online by smartphone app or via a PC and a corresponding web portal such as on remaining charge time, current range, miles travelled, trip times, energy consumption and recuperation.
Music on board comes from an authentic-looking retro-style radio, which, however, is equipped with cutting edge technology such as DAB+, Bluetooth and USB.
The radio is linked to a sound system with out-of-sight components, including an active subwoofer.
The best part however is that you could own one of these fantastic electric Kombis, at least in Europe.
eClassics is offering the T1 conversion, complete with redesigned front and rear axles, at prices starting from 64,900 euros — that’s about $120,000 Aussie dollars.
T2 and T3 conversions are also being offered and the company, along with a ready-to-fit parts kit for qualified dealers.