mi·​cro·​bus | \-ˌbəs \

Definition of microbus 

: a station wagon shaped like a bus

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Designed to resemble a curvaceous Volkswagen microbus, Hot Dog Bus is a piece of mobile art that was commissioned by the New York City Public Art Fund from Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "We have some questions about this blobby yellow bus that dispenses free hot dogs," 11 July 2018 The first of these will go on sale in 2020, with the microbus that everyone drools over coming in 2022. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "670 horsepower and 0-60 in 2.2 seconds: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak," 23 Apr. 2018 Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb struck a microbus in eastern the eastern Ghazni province on Monday, killing six people. Washington Post, "Suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghan capital," 11 June 2018 The questions ran the gamut: Will Tesla create an electric microbus? Kirsten Korosec, The Verge, "Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting will decide Elon Musk’s future," 5 June 2018 As a gesture of their own thanksgiving, the two teenagers decided to clean up and used a Volkswagen microbus to haul the Brocks’ leftover trash to the local dump. Thomas Farragher, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s changed since ‘Alice’s Restaurant’? Everything, and nothing at all," 5 May 2018 Volkswagen is officially bringing back the microbus, a hippie favorite first released in the 1950s. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Volkswagen plans to squash production of one of its most iconic cars | The Sacramento Bee," 8 Mar. 2018 This microbus model is expected to come around 2021 or 2022 based on the group's launch of their new electric platform, Autocar reports. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle, "Volkswagen to stop making Beetles," 12 Mar. 2018 General Motors plans to have two-dozen BEVs in production by the middle of the next decade, and Volkswagen is launching all-electric sub-brands that will include the ID Buzz, a modern remake of its classic microbus. NBC News, "What's new at this year's New York Auto Show," 3 Apr. 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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