“Green” is the new color of electricity as Volkswagen introduces its newest Eco-friendly addition to the family. A fusion of an electricity powered concept with a retro 60’s microbus design. This electric vehicle can be referred to as a microbus styled Volkswagen (MPV). After a long wait the volks brand has finally given automobile fans what they want. Volkswagen is known for its most popular design, “the Beetle” which was the trend in the slinging 60’s so on going back to a design such as the microbus which is just as retro as the beetle could be considered as “fanning the flame,” A risk that came with an irresistible innovation and simply gorgeous finishes.

Presently the electric bus has a recharge time of about 80% after 30 minutes this means a very convenient power-up time. There is no reserved compartment for the engine nor a gas tank as it runs on battery which is located at a low compartment just near the tires.

The microbus is the first of its kind for the Volkswagen brand and harbors extensive controversies on the possibilities of being inducted into the public roads; this will greatly depend on the amount of technological alternatives it can carry in order to ensure safety and durability. The assumed time frame on the official induction or mass production of the vehicle is estimated to be the year 2021 or 2022. Although this hoped up volkswagen GTI to the left is not green or energy efficient model it does look great rolling on miro 111 wheels. This time would be needed for further testing and application of new technology to further improve on efficiency.




The production version will be charged to produce 369 hp and will likely be powered by a 111 kwh battery. The Volkswagen microbus, on production would also act as an eco-friendly alternative to automobile fuel pollution and help to conserve a cleaner environment.





Automotive communities are able to regulate and assess the quality of newly manufactured automotive parts such as wheels and tires by setting standards in order to guarantee customer satisfaction. Since the emergence of the VMR brand its wheels have continued to improve in quality and sophistication. This has earned the VMR brand outstanding appraisals from gear heads such as the Audi automobile brand and the Audizine community, the E46 fanatic user and Yelp review. The VMR sets the pace with quality wheels, great fitting and finishing distinguishing itself from its competitors.

VMR wheels are produced at highly recognized ISO-9001:2000 certified facilities where research and development provides manufacturers with the most current technologies and application to optimize and enhance manufacturing processes. This helps in achieving superior wheels with attributes that appeal to today’s market. VMR wheels have a fitting that is equaled to original wheels and have no use for installation kits. It is also imperative to add that the VMR meets and exceeds strength requirements which are set by JWL/VIA/TUV. Built with strength and ability like no other, the VMR brand of wheels come in numerous colors and designs, from the simple to the most over-the-top complex.


The flow formed and the luxury series are two major series. The flow formed are exquisite designs with web like pattern which includes the V710FF, V803, V804, and the V810, while the luxury series are easy on the eyes with lavish of ostentation. Its series include the V701, V702, V703, V705, V706, V710 and the likes. Breaking boundaries in wheel technology and bringing innovation to the auto industry is the core value exhumed in the designs and finishing of the most recent wheels which portrays an extensive array of highly improved topnotch alloys. Yes, it is true that the performance and beauty of a vehicle is highly dependent on its wheel and tires. The VMR seems to have that covered and with increasing development in technology one can only expect unrelenting standards in durability, strength and quality of subsequent series.


Technology and wheel engineering of the Forgestar

For years the wheel industry have produced quality cast and forge wheels that have performed satisfactorily until new problems began to emerge. The need to be able to navigate unfavorable road types and the need to reduce the overall vehicular weight in order for the vehicle to attain greater speed led to the breakthrough in the wheels engineering: manufacturing a wheel with a special technique to make it lighter and stronger at the same time. The special production process involves a low pressure casting at the beginning, heating up the outer part of the casting, then using steel rollers to drive the rim to a final width. Heat, pressure and spinning are the three elements involved in this state of the art technology. The mechanical strength and capacity of this new production supersedes that of the old version. Hence, the Forgestar need not worry about thickness of rims to achieve the desire results.

The overall strength and resistance to external force has greatly increased since the development of these new manufacturing processes without compromising standards.

The production steps of the rotary forged flow forming process are as follows:

  • Spinning of cast while heating outer portion
  • Use of hydraulic rollers to form barrels through application of pressure and heat.
  • Mechanical properties of aluminum changes it compresses and stretched with the extended rollers on the barrels.
  • The resultant product is a rim with super strength and light weight.

Accreditation of quality

Quality product is a priority for the Forgestar brand. This is proven through its membership in the SEMA wheel and tire council and its possession of certifications such as JAPAN light alloy wheel standard (JWL) and the VIA which establishes standards and parameters for tested wheels before a stamp of certification is issued.