Volkswagen ID.Buzz and ID.Buzz Cargo, here is the new electric “Bulli”

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“Sometimes they come back”. This also applies to some automotive icons, such as the legendary Volkswagen T1 van from the 1950s, which is now revived in the new 100% electric ID.Buzz and ID.Buzz Cargo. The first is dedicated to passenger transport, while the second to commercial activities. Under the dress of both versions is the MEB platform, also used for ID.3 and ID.4 and specially designed for battery-powered vehicles.

4.71 meters long, the ID.Buzz boasts a generous wheelbase of 3 meters, a guarantee of excellent interior habitability, also ensured by the compactness of the electrical mechanics. The electric motor, placed level with the rear axle, produces a maximum power of 204 HP – the engine torque amounts to 310 Nm, while the maximum speed is electronically limited to 145 km / h – and is powered by a 77 kWh battery. of net capacity, rechargeable also at the rapid columns (at a power of 170 kW): in this case the accumulator passes from 5 to 80% of the recharge in about 30 minutes. The homologated autonomy is 450 km.

Inside, the ID.Buzz can accommodate 5 passengers and offers a cargo capacity of 1,121 liters, which becomes 2,205 when the second row of seats is folded down. The Cargo edition, on the other hand, has three seats in the front and a bulkhead separating the passenger compartment and the load compartment, offering a usable volume of 3.9 m2, enough to cram two Euro pallets (650 kg payload). Subsequently, six and seven-seater variants will debut, as well as the long-wheelbase one.

In the passenger compartment, with a minimalist style and made of sustainable and recyclable materials, there is the 5.3 ”digital instrumentation and the touchscreen of the connected multimedia system, with a 10″ or 12 “diagonal depending on the trim level. Driving safety has been taken care of, which includes level 2 autonomous driving, including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and assisted lane change. The commercial debut is expected in the autumn of 2022, at prices that should start at around 60 thousand euros.

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