With the reveal of the ID.4 just weeks away, Volkswagen already has a lot of its plate. Now the German automaker has filed for a trademark on the name ‘e-Thing’ teasing the possibility of a new off-road EV.
The trademark was filed under the vehicle’ category and was published today in Europe (via VWIDTalk forum):
Its hard not to think of VW’s old school off-road convertible produced for the German military. Formerly known in the US and ‘The Thing’, the vehicle went out of production in the 80’s.
Other than the trademark itself, no other details have been released about the new project. It could lead to a revival of Volkswagen’s Type 181 using an electric powertrain and design based on the ID Buggy concept.