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
Also calledVW electric microbus
DesignerEinar Castillo
Body and chassis
Body style3 and 4 door minivan
PlatformVolkswagen Group MEB platform[2]
Battery111 kWh[3]
Electric range435–600 km (270–373 mi)[4]
Wheelbase3,299 mm (130 in)[2]
Length4,943 mm (195 in)[2]
Width1,976 mm (78 in)[2]
Height1,963 mm (77 in)[2]
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]


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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  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. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept". 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". 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.
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