Volkswagen unveiled the production version of its much-awaited electric microbus or MPV, the VW ID. Buzz, in Hamburg, Germany, in 2022. The contemporary, electric avatar of the legendary VW Bus, set to go on sale in Europe later this year, will be available in two versions: the ID. Buzz for the passenger market and the ID. Buzz Cargo for the commercial vehicle category. The ID. Buzz, like the other electric vehicles in the Volkswagen ID. family, is built on the Group’s Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) architecture and is Europe’s first all-electric bus and transporter range.
Buzz is a vehicle that “represents a new sense of automotive freedom, independence, and enormous passion”. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Chairman of the Board of Management Ralf Brandstatter stated. The EV has a 77-kWh battery (with a gross energy capacity of 82 kWh) and a 150 kW or 201 horsepower electric motor. Both the ID and the buzz.
Buzz Cargo is being released across Europe with a 77-kWh battery (gross energy content 82 kWh) combined with a 150 kW or 201 horsepower electric motor that drives the back axle, much like the flat engine did in the T1. VW also provides two-tone paint as an option. The passenger version has a 5-seater interior with a baggage capacity of 1,121 litres that can be extended to 2,205 litres by folding the rear seats. The cargo variant has two or three seats up front, as well as a permanent wall dividing the 3.9 metre cargo compartment. Both the ID and the ID are technologically advanced.
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