On March 9, Volkswagen will present the ID electric van. Buzz, a model that will pay homage to the mythical Transporter T1 of the 50s and 60s. With this model, the company will kill two birds with one stone, because in addition to being the most familiar alternative in the ID electric range, it will also serve as the brand’s “halo” vehicle.
Just three weeks before its official presentation, Volkswagen has released new images of the final model covered in light camouflage; In addition, it has also revealed some technical details of great interest, including its dimensions, the power of its drivetrain, or even the capacity of its battery pack.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz, which will be available in passenger and cargo versions, will be based on the modular MEB platform, already seen on ID.3, ID.4, ID.5, and ID.6. Initially, it will be available with the well-known 77 kWh battery pack, which will be associated with a 204 hp (150 kW) electric motor and 310 Nm of torque. Its top speed will be limited to 145 km/h, and it will have a turning radius of just 11 meters.
the ID Standard Buzz will be approved for five passengers (three in the Cargo version) and will have a length of 4,712 millimeters. Despite being shorter than the thermal Transporter T6.1 (4,904 millimeters), its wheelbase will be practically identical (2,988 millimeters), which is why the electric model will enjoy similar roominess despite being shorter.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz will hit the market in the fall
Thus, the five-seater model will offer a generous 1,121-litre boot, while the commercial variant will have a storage volume of 3.9 cubic meters. The height of the body will be 1,937 millimeters (1,938 millimeters in the Cargo version), while the width will be 1,985 millimeters. The offer of tires for its part will go from 18 to 21 inches.
Among other novelties, the ID. Buzz will incorporate “Plug & Charge” functionality, which will greatly simplify the charging process at public stations, as well as a two-way charging system. Like the rest of the ID range, it will have OTA updates and technologies such as “Trained Parking”, “Car2X” and the “Travel Assist” assistant.
The commercial launch of the van will take place next fall. An elongated variant is expected to be added next year, which will also bring with it new interior configurations. In addition, a camper version is also contemplated within the program, which will receive the commercial name ID. Calif.