An electric drive system and a fully automated driving mode have transformed the I.D. BUZZ into the transporter of a new era. Visually, it also transfers the design of the legendary Bulli, aka the Microbus, into the future.
It is expected to go into production in 2022 while another launch from VW at the show was the CARGO e BIKE – an innovative, electric cargo three- wheeler for the city.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is making its entry into a new era of driving with the I.D. BUZZ: not only will the all-electric and digital Bulli enable autonomous driving and deliveries of goods in the foreseeable future – even in zones with entry restrictions.
Positioned between the Caddy and T-model, it will also tap into new markets and opportunities.
The I.D. BUZZ CARGO concept is the first van to be based on the new modular electric drive matrix (MEB). An important technical property of the MEB is the scalability of its batteries so models can be delivered with different size batteries according to the vehicle's intended use.
This enables driving ranges from around 330 km or 205 miles to more than 550 km or 340 miles (each based on WLTP2). This spread of ranges can also be transferred to the I.D. BUZZ CARGO. A solar roof can also boost the driving range.