Volkswagen revealed its electric van as a concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2017, and later that year in December, it confirmed that the van would be available for sale in 2022.
A new electric van, called I.D. Buzz, in the United States, Europe, and China and should be a clear return to the original microbus, which is a significantly updated look.
The exterior design of I.D Buzz is similar to the peak of popularity in the United States in the ’60s and ’70s. At the front, I.D. Buzz will also have rectangular windows and a two-tone V design as well.
It is planned that I.D. Buzz has features that were not possible in the 1940s when the microbus was first developed, such as:
– Instead of the 30 horsepower he had then, he would now have 369.
– It will have an electric motor on each axle, with an all-wheel drive.
– The 111 kWh battery will give it an estimated range of 300 km.
– Rapid charging will charge the battery up to 80% capacity in just 30 minutes.
The electric future of VW
Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman of the board of directors of Volkswagen at the announcement in Pebble Beach, California, said:
“For me, I.D. The Buzz concept is the most beautiful and exciting electric car in the world. “…” Our goal is clear: we want a fully electric, fully connected car to become a bestseller worldwide. The iconic electric age car has to be Volkswagen. “
Now VW has four electric concepts in play, including a sedan called I.D. Vizzion, a hatchback called I.D.3, an SUV called I.D. Crozz, and I.D. Buzz.
Volkswagen is also now undertaking the installation of software on diesel machines that reduces test emissions in tests to 11 million VWs. This has prompted legal action by individual drivers as VW’s actions have bypassed European emissions standards. The promotion of Volkswagen’s electric cars is part of an agreement that should repair the damage.
The I.D. Buzz will undoubtedly be spectacular, and its constant development promises exciting features. It will use a modular electric drive kit and its design will combine components to enhance the electric ability to drive a van. Its three rows of seats can be moved to different configurations to maximize space utilization and its trunk will be at the front.
The VW continues to develop electrical technology to incorporate it into future I.D. Buzz. These innovations include popping laser scanners in the roof, automated mode, a folding steering wheel and turning on augmented reality.
Diess, also adds that with I.D. By Buzz, they are totally committed to the future of mobility and that they want to re-establish America’s love for VW.