Growing up with hippy parents, VW buses have always held a special place in our heart. Well, the feelings have been rekindled with this modernized eco-friendly version developed by Alexandre Verdier. Souped up with solar panels and a bio-diesel electric hybrid engine, the Westfalia is back on the scene and is cooler than ever...
Verdier's green camper is equipped with photovoltaic panels set on a sun tracker to maximize solar gain. The PV panels are used to help power a media center that can provide a weather optimized travel plan, campground directories, historical and ecological information of the surroundings, and energy consumption data.
Other amenities include a built-in kitchenette, an entertainment center, a height adjustable roof, and wireless internet. Verdier is hoping the find a corporate partner to get the vans into production, which could cost around $69,000.