Five years after the presentation of its ‘concept’ version, the ID. Buzz is now ready to come true. Anticipated as a futuristic design at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, by ID. Buzz has now started the countdown for a double world premiere, namely that of March 9, when the fully electric Bulli will debut at the same time as the ID. Buzz and as ID.
Buzz Cargo, to travel in both cases with zero emissions.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is in fact engaged in the final test phase of the ID prototypes. Buzz and in these days the pre-series fleet is traveling all over Europe. These are the final tests carried out in daily use conditions between Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Hanover. “Before starting the serial production of the ID. Buzz – commented Kai Grünitz, Head of Vehicle Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – these final tests with vehicles that correspond almost completely to the final version provide us with elements of knowledge essential for the final tuning “.
The prototypes of the ID. Buzz in the test phase are only slightly disguised, so as to reveal the approach of the designers who have transferred the style of the concept presented in 2017 to the series version of 2022. Both versions of the ID.
Buzz also echoes the stylistic elements of the original Bulli, the legendary T1, including extremely short body overhangs, maximum use of space on a minimum footprint, the classic subdivision of the body design into a lower and an upper level and the face V-shaped
Just like the original Bulli, also the ID. Buzz also has rear-wheel drive, but despite all the links with the great history of the range, ID. Buzz was created to give a new face to electric mobility. Both versions of the ID.
Buzz, whether passenger transport or van, are based on the modular MEB platform for electric mobility from the Volkswagen Group. Both versions of the ID. Buzz debuts in 2022 with a high-voltage lithium-ion battery, which offers a gross energy capacity of 82 kWh. The battery powers a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor which is integrated into the rear axle and drives it.