Energised – 150 kW of electric power to the rear axle
On the engineering side the new model line is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). Both ID. Buzz versions are launching this year with a high-voltage lithium-ion battery providing a net energy content of 77 kWh (gross 82 kWh). With its twelve modules, the battery system supplies a 150 kW electric motor, which is integrated in the rear axle, which it also drives.
In the current configuration of both ID. Buzz models the top speed is electronically limited to 145 km/h. The fact is that the new ID. Buzz is a very agile vehicle. For the one part, the electric motor builds up its maximum torque of 310 Nm from a standing start. And for the other, these dynamic components are joined by the vehicle body having a very low centre of gravity, as the battery is located well down in the sandwich floor. At DC quick-charging stations both versions of the ID. Buzz take on energy at power levels of up to 170 kW; the battery can thus be charged up from 5 to 80 per cent in about 30 minutes.