Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
Volkswagen press conference, IAA 2017, Frankfurt (1Y7A2075).jpg
I.D. Buzz at the IAA 2017
Overview
ManufacturerVolkswagen
Also calledVW electric microbus
Production2022–[1]
DesignerEinar Castillo
Body and chassis
Body style3 and 4 door minivan
PlatformVolkswagen Group MEB platform[2]
Powertrain
Battery111 kWh[3]
Electric range435–600 km (270–373 mi)[4]
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,299 mm (130 in)[2]
Length4,943 mm (195 in)[2]
Width1,976 mm (78 in)[2]
Height1,963 mm (77 in)[2]
Chronology
PredecessorVolkswagen BUDD-e
rear view

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, or VW Electric Microbus[5], is an electric minivan based on the electric MEB platform, and part of the I.D. series. It was first shown as a prototype at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. A production vehicle based on this prototype will be launched in 2022. It will be one of nine new Volkswagen brand models based on the MEB platform.[5][3][6]

It is thought[by whom?] that the I.D. Buzz minivan will be the figurehead for Volkswagen’s upcoming rival for Uber, MOIA[clarification needed], a transportation network company set to launch in 2020.[7]

Description[edit]

Concept car descriptions in 2017 indicated that the autonomous-capable, electric microbus could be produced in two versions: a high-end 275 kilowatts (369 hp) all-wheel-drive version with an 111 kilowatt-hours (400 MJ) battery pack, and a less-expensive 200 kW (268 hp) rear-wheel-drive version with an 83 kWh (300 MJ) battery pack.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "VW's adorable I.D. Buzz hits dealerships in 2022, however this date has been moved up numerous times, but we drove it today". Roadshow. CNET.com. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept". ConceptCarz.com. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Lambert, Fred (2017-08-17). "VW announces that it is bringing its all-electric microbus to production in 2022". Elektrek. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  4. ^ "Volkswagen Confirms Electric I.D. Buzz Production". Autotrader.com. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b A cargo van variant is also coming too. Perkins, Chris (19 August 2017). "Confirmed! Electric VW Microbus Coming". Road and Track. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  6. ^ https://www.groen7.nl/dit-zijn-de-vijf-elektrische-vws/
  7. ^ http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/98136/volkswagen-boss-confirms-id-buzz-concept-to-make-production