Volkswagen has finally launched its much-awaited electric micro bus or MPV – the VW ID. The production version of the Buzz has been introduced in Hamburg, Germany. Expected to go on sale in European markets by the end of the year, the modern, electric avatar of the iconic VW bus will be offered in two versions – the ID. Buzz Passenger Section and ID. Buzz A Cargo for the Commercial Vehicles segment. Like other electric vehicles in the Volkswagen ID family, the ID. The Buzz is built on the group’s Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform and is Europe’s first all-electric bus and transporter range.
Ralph Brandstadter, chairman of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Management Board, said, “The Volkswagen Bully has been present in the industry with automotive independence and greatness since the 1950s. The ID of the company. With this Illustrates goal towards transformation: being completely sustainable while being emission free and moving on to the company’s next big chapter: With this, we bring together the main themes of our Accelerate strategy in one product for the first time. are bringing.”
both id. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is being bundled across Europe with a 77 kWh battery (gross energy content 82 kWh) with a 150 kW or 201 bhp electric motor, with the battery placed deep in the sandwich floor for better weight distribution, as is The flat of the T1-drive was done in the rear axle of the engine. The lithium-ion battery can be charged from wall boxes or public charging stations using an 11 kW AC wall charger, however, it also supports DC fast charging up to 170 kW. With a DC charger, the battery can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in about 30 minutes. However, the driving range has not been disclosed yet.
ID in terms of look and design. The Buzz draws inspiration from the VW Bus T1 model of the 1950s. The EV comes with modern LED headlights apart from a V-shaped front panel with short front overhangs and iconic front. The bumper comes with a unique diamond pattern grille that creates an effect of pixelation, and also gets a set of EV-styled wheels. The boxy rear section comes with slim smoked LED taillights, which are attached to an LED bar. VW also offers optional two-tone paintwork. The cabin design, on the other hand, is modern and gets retro colors. You get a large central touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster, flat-bottom steering wheel and all other modern elements. VW even says that it has used recycled synthetic material and the interior is completely free of any kind of leather.