Two versions of the Buzz be built: A short and a long wheelbase.
Autonomous driving technology to be integrated by 2025.
The largest battery size is expected to be 100kWh.
There certainly is a buzz (obviously intended) around Volkswagen’s upcoming electric minivan. The reasons for the interest ranges from pure nostalgia all the way to young parents looking forward to a fully-electric minivan to bus (also intended) the family around in. We now have a few more details on the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
The first is the name. It appears as though Samba was on the shortlist but in the end, VW will stick to Buzz. This seems to rule out ID.7 in the process, which is absolutely fine. As for production, in Hanover, of the retro-cool minivan, it is slated for February 2022 for the “regular” length version. At 4.7 meters long, it’s 30cm shorter than the model we will get in North America. By the end of July 2022, German dealers will get their Buzzes while we’ll have to wait until spring of 2023 for our LWB version.
According to Edison Media, there will be a 60kWh battery for the more affordable versions, with a 300km WLTP range. The larger battery, expected to reach 100kWh, will enable a range of up to 500km WLTP. As we know, the Buzz will be offered with either a single rear motor (either 125 kW (170 PS) or 150 kW (204 PS)) or with a pair of motors with AWD capability.
As well, a fully-autonomous Volkswagen ID. Buzz will launch in 2025 and be integrated into ride-sharing services. The autonomous Buzz will be identifiable by its raised roof structure that will hide cameras, lidar, and radar technologies.
Now we know why we have to wait another two years before we’ll see the ID. Buzz in showrooms in North America.