Since the concept’s ceremonial debut in 2017, Volkswagen has lured us to its upcoming electric truck named Electronic Voice Identifier. Buzz, and now he’s finally here! And so the German automaker followed up on the legendary “bus” from Wolfsburg and, after about five years of development, revealed the production Volkswagen ID. Buzz in personality and utility variables.
About the new Volkswagen ID. Buzz has been written a lot in recent months, and Volkswagen has regularly shown us it in official photos of compelling prototypes, so the production model’s final design is no surprise. Production ID. Buzz is based on an original study from 2017 and is clearly inspired by the iconic Volkswagen T1 – the main feature of both models is the shortened body.
Based on Volkswagen ID. Buzz is MEB’s latest modular electric platform, and the fact that electric cars don’t require much engine space has allowed designers to develop compact shapes that resemble the Volkswagen T1. The hippie freestyle icon is also reminiscent of the optional cheerful two-tone paintwork with the distinctive radiator grille. The LED headlights feature optional Matrix LED technology and, for the first time ever, a light line connecting Volkswagen’s taillights has appeared.
Personal electrical identification. At the start of its lifecycle, the Buzz will be built exclusively in a standard five-seater configuration with two seats in the front and three-passenger seat in the rear. Volkswagen designed the cabin as an ‘open space’ and focused on the optimum use of space. The luggage compartment with a basic volume of 1,121 liters can be increased to 2,205 liters by folding the second row of seats, divided in a 60:40 ratio. Later on, a six-seater and seven-seater configuration with an extended wheelbase will also appear on the list.
Over time, a California residential version will also be available for adventure travelers, along with a personal MPV, a cargo-facility variant with a fixed partition separating the cabin from the luggage compartment. 3.9m . cargo space3 Holds two tiers of Euros, with merchandise ID. Buzz provides a maximum payload of 650 kg.
Volkswagen traditionally uses environmentally friendly and recycled materials as well as the latest technology. The driver will monitor driving data on a small 5.3-inch digital instrument panel and control infotainment on a 10- or 12-inch infotainment screen. The ergonomically designed interior also offers plenty of storage space, USB-C ports, and wireless updates.
Initially, it will be the Volkswagen ID. Buzz is offered in Europe exclusively with an 82 kWh battery with a usable capacity of 77 kWh, from which an electric motor of 201 hp (150 kW) and 310 Nm spinning around the rear wheels will draw power. Volkswagen has not yet announced an official range, but states that the electric architecture supports a charging power of up to 170 kW. Charging with a “quick charger” from 5 to 80 percent takes about 30 minutes. In addition, customers in Europe can use ID. Buzz as a power bank and double-sided charging to feed your home with battery electricity.
New Volkswagen ID. Buzz will be manufactured at the main plant in Hanover and serial production will begin in the first half of this year. Volkswagen plans to officially launch sales in May, and first customers will see their electric buses in August.
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