Volkswagen says that by 2022 it will begin producing the I.D. Buzz, an EV in the spirit of the iconic VW Microbus. Cult-like fans of the original VW bus went nuts about the news. But most observers are skeptical about the German automaker coming through – especially when it promises 300-plus miles of range and more than 300 horsepower.

The I.D. Buzz and its Cargo variant would use the platform of a midsize passenger car that could be configured to carry people or goods. VW is already talking about using a battery-powered minivan like the Buzz in MOIA, the Europe-based ridesharing company it launched last year.