VW Buzz Front European Model

Meet the VW ID. Buzz –

The first-ever VW ID. Buzz is the latest all-electric microbus from Volkswagen. The ID. Buzz represents Volkswagen’s commitment to sustainability and mobility through electric vehicles. The VW ID. Buzz is helping Volkswagen to reclaim its rightful place as the cultural icon they once were. The Volkswagen glory days of the VW Beetle and Bus and those iconic vehicles inspired cultural change in society. The VW ID. Buzz is a new take on a VW classic, in an all-electric form. The two zero-tailpipe emission vehicles transfer the design of one of the greatest automobile icons—the T1 Microbus—to the era of electric mobility. The ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are launching in Europe this year in the normal-wheelbase form. In 2023, extended wheelbase versions of both ID. Buzz models will arrive on the European market: the U.S. version, arriving in 2024, will be based off the long-wheelbase passenger model.

MEB Electric Paltform – VW ID. Buzz

The new ID. Buzz is built on a Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform, which is the future of the ID. family. The architecture of the MEB will fundamentally change electric cars and cars in general. The MEB is the world’s first scalable large-production-run platform, and it provides the basis across the brands for all sorts of different models and segments. At present, 30 percent of all-electric vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are already based on the MEB. By 2025, it’s planned to be more than 80 percent. For Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the all-electric ID. Buzz is an important building block in order to continually help reduce the carbon footprint of the whole product portfolio.

Volkswagen MEB Platform

VW ID. Buzz Battery

The battery in the VW ID. Buzz is mounted in the floor of the vehicle, giving the ID. Buzz agile handling for a vehicle of its size. The charging power when using alternating current (AC) is 11 kW. With DC-fast charging, the battery charge level rises from 5 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.

VW ID. Buzz Interior

The ID. Buzz features a spacious cabin, which maximizes utility and comfort while dazzling with high-tech features and an interplay of colors and materials. The standard length ID. Buzz will launch with five seats. Driver and front-seat passengers sit on individual seats with adjustable armrests (standard on the inside, optional on the outside). Integrated into the backrests of each front seat is a side thorax airbag, and in the driver’s seat, there is also a center airbag, which in the event of a crash protects the driver and front-seat passenger from hitting each other.

VW ID Buzz Interior

QUICK FACTS – the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo

European models

  • ID. Buzz (five-seater)
  • ID. Buzz Cargo (van, three seats in the front)

Important anticipated dates

  • Start of European ID. Buzz Cargo production: first half of 2022
  • Start of European ID. Buzz production: first half of 2022
  • European launch (initial countries): third quarter of 2022
  • Start of advance sales in Europe (initial countries): May 2022
  • North American debut of long wheelbase: 2023
  • North American sales launch: 2024

Technical platform

  • Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB)

External dimensions

  • Width excluding wing mirrors: 1,985 mm (78.1 in)
  • Height:
    • ID. Buzz: 1937 mm (76.3 in)
    • ID. Buzz Cargo: 1,938 mm (76.3 in)
  • Length: 4,712 mm (185.5 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,988 mm (117.6 in)
  • Load sill:
    • ID. Buzz: 619 mm (24.4 in)
    • ID. Buzz Cargo: 623 mm (24.5 in)

Cargo space

  • ID. Buzz: up to 1,121 liters (39.6 cu ft)
  • ID. Buzz Cargo: 3.9  cubic meters (137.7 cu ft), room for two euro pallets

Drive system

  • Type: all-electric rear-wheel drive
  • Max. power: 150 kW (201 horsepower)
  • Max. torque: 310 Nm (229 lb-ft)
  • Battery capacity: 82 kWh gross, 77 kWh net
  • AC charging power (alternating current): 11 kWh
  • DC charging power (direct current) at fast-charging stations: up to 170 kWh

Driving performance and turning circle

  • Top speed: 145 km/h, electronically limited (90 mph)
  • Driving range: to follow at a later date
  • Turning circle: just over 11 meters (36.4 ft)

Sustainability

  • Zero-tailpipe emission electric drive system
  • Leather replaced by non-animal material
  • Use of partial recycled materials in seat covers, floor coverings and roof liner

Production site

  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ main plant in Hannover, Germany

Colors

  • Non-metallic: ‘Candy White’
  • Metallic: ‘Mono Silver’, ‘Lime Yellow’, ‘Starlight Blue’, ‘Energetic Orange’ and ‘Bay Leaf Green’
  • Pearl-effect: ‘Deep Black’
  • Two-tone: ‘Candy White’ in combination with ‘Lime Yellow’, ‘Starlight Blue’, ‘Energetic Orange’ or ‘Bay Leaf Green’

Fun Facts

  • The ID. Buzz is not the first ‘Bus with an electric drivetrain—50 years ago at the Hannover Trade Fair, Volkswagen showed a T2 powered by a rear-mounted electric motor with a maximum range of 85 kilometers (52.8 miles)
  • The five-seater ID. Buzz features a stylized silhouette of the vehicle embossed into the side of the luggage compartment and seats, reminiscent both of the T1 and the Microbus concept vehicle unveiled in 2000 in Detroit
  • The idea for the movable and removable center console of the production ID. Buzz originated in the 2017 I.D. BUZZ Detroit concept car

VW ID Buzz

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