- The launch this autumn of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo marks the arrival of Europe’s first all-electric MPV and van range
- Room to live: the D. Buz provides five people and all their luggage space for travelling, sport and everyday life
- Room to work: the new ID. Buzz Cargo is one of the most sustainable vans – a robust, high-tech piece of work equipment.
- Interactive driver assist systems: Travel Assist with new swarm data utilisation points way to automated driving
- CO2-free long-distance motoring: up to 425 km range, easily charged up by ‘Plug & Charge“, optimally coordinated by e-route planning
It reflects a new era for motoring: the ID. Buzz. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has already begun sales in Europe and the first vehicles will be supplied to their owners this autumn. There are two versions: the ID. Buzz as an MPV and the ID Buzz Cargo as a van. Both all-electric. On board, an open space with lots of room for life, work and travel. Range of up to 425 km, recharged at a fast-charging point in around 30 minutes. The ID. Buzz – an avant-garde vehicle for families, active people and businesses. Even as a concept vehicle, it was already electrifying. Now, the production version of the ID. Buzz is coming to our streets.
The attributes of a multi-tool fuse in the ID. Buzz with one of the most successful designs ever. The style is iconically clear and just as powerful as it is friendly. The tight overhangs of the aerodynamic body (cd 0.29) correspond visually with the agile drive characteristics. The 150 kW (204 PS) electric motor makes its maximum torque of 310 Nm immediately available. The result is a very spontaneous response. Thanks to the rear-wheel drive (as in the original T1 Bulli), the steering is also free of any influence from the drive system. The 77-kWh battery (net energy capacity) integrated deep within the vehicle floor lowers the centre of gravity and despite the elevated body reduces roll to a minimum. The weight is spread centrally within the vehicle, thus ensuring neutral handling. By virtue of the large wheel arches, the turning circle is small, just 11.1 metres. All of this makes the ID. Buzz the ideal vehicle for city centres too.
Charging using up to 170 kW. In the combined cycle of the WLTP standard the range of the ID. Buzz is, as mentioned, up to 423 km; that of the ID. Buzz Cargo is up to 425 km. The battery can be charged at home, at work or at public AC charging points using 11 kW. At DC fast-charging stations the power output goes up to as much as 170 kW. Using that level of power, the charging is done in 30 minutes (from 5 to 80 per cent). It is also possible at compatible DC fast-charging stations to charge the two models via ‘Plug & Charge’; they then communicate with the station via the charging plug – activation and billing run automatically, without any need for charging cards or apps.
Latest driver assist systems and software. New driver assist systems, such as Travel Assist with swarm data utilisation and assisted lane-changing, are available on request. Also new: Park Assist Plus with memory function for automatic manoeuvring into the garage at home, a carport or a space on the company car park. Many driver assist systems are included as standard, such as Car2X (warns of hazards in the near vicinity) and Front Assist with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring (Autonomous Emergency Braking). The ID. Buzz control units also leave the plant with the latest Volkswagen software. It is the ID. Software version 3.2. When necessary, it is simply updated over the air and thus without a trip to the workshop.
Great potential to conquer new markets. Conceptually the ID. Buzz adds value to electric motoring through the addition of a new facet. Carsten Intra, CEO of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand: “No other vehicle manufacturer has a comparable all-electric MPV and van duo in their portfolio. The avant-garde technology and design concept of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are globally unique.” The model line thus has great potential for conquering new target groups. More on that from Thomas Schäfer, Volkswagen AG Management Board Member and Head of the High-Volume Brand Group: “The ID. Buzz appeals to all sorts of different customers – families, people who need lots of space for their hobby, plus business owners and the manual trades. People opting for the ID. Buzz will be just as much those coming across from an SUV or the van world, as Bulli fans who want to go electric. This model is therefore of exceptional importance for Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.”
Long wheelbase. At 4,712 mm, the two ID. Buzz models are of identical length. The wheelbase is long too, at 2,989 mm. Optimum use is made of the space between the axles. Depending on specification, the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are between 1,927 and 1,951 mm in height. Excluding wing mirrors, both models are 1,985 mm wide. At 632 mm, the load sill of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is nice and low.
ID. Buzz as a five-seater. As an MPV, the spacious ID. Buzz is just as ideally tailored to leisure time as it is to business use. Driver and front-seat passenger sit on individual seats equipped as standard on the inside with adjustable armrests. Used in the back is a triple bench seat. It is split 40:60 and its backrests can be folded down. To create extra legroom or additional luggage space, it is also possible to move the two parts of the bench seat lengthways by 150 mm. The MPV’s two sliding doors come as standard. What opens up beyond the large rear hatch is – with five people on board – 1,121 litres of luggage space (loaded up to the top edge of the backs of the second row of seats). If the second row of seats is folded down, the capacity increases to 2,205 litres.
ID. Buzz Cargo as a van. With the ID. Buzz Cargo, one of the most modern vans anywhere in the world is being launched. It is being offered as standard with three seats in the cab: driver’s seat plus double bench seat. If desired, a single seat for the front-seat passenger is also available. Behind the seats comes a fixed partition, separating off the cargo space. This partition is optionally available with a window and/or an opening through which items can be loaded. The cargo space capacity is 3,900 litres and provides room for two Euro pallets. The ID. Buzz Cargo is fitted with a wide-opening rear hatch and a sliding door on the passenger side. The van is optionally available with an additional sliding door on the driver’s side and with rear wing doors.
Made in Germany. The new ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are being produced, along with the new Multivan introduced in 2021 (internally called the T7 and optionally available as a plug-in hybrid) and the T6.1 (including as Transporter, Caravelle and California), in the German plant in Hannover, the headquarters of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.