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Classic VW Kombi gets electric overhaul in Byron Bay

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Byron Bay is now home to one of Australia’s first all-electric VW Kombi vans, thanks to know-how of a German ex-aircraft engineer.

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Byron Bay is now home to one of Australia’s first all-electric VW Kombi vans, thanks to the know-how of ex-aircraft engineer and Kombi hire business owner Alex Bosin.

Originally from Germany, Bosin and his wife Brita have made a passion out of Byron Bay’s reputation for alternative lifestyles and as a wedding venue, hiring the classic campervans to brides and grooms, and overseas visitors alike.

Now, Bosin is combining that love of the “hippy” and “new age” culture which more or less adopted the Kombi (known in the US as a Microbus) as its own in the 1960s, and for which Byron Bay is so well known, with the desire to do it in zero-emissions style.

Bosin’s Kombi conversion bridges the gap between his experience as an aircraft engineer and his love of the Byron lifestyle.

“I’m a mechanical engineer by trade and worked for German airline Lufthansa as a senior engineer and used to do quite a few customer-specific modifications on big government aircraft,” he tells The Driven.

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