8.2.2022Orders for VW's ID. Buzz could start in May this year
One of the earliest concepts Volkswagen used to demonstrate the flexibility of the MEB platform for electric vehicles, the ID. Buzz has brought the iconic campervan into the 21st century with a zero-emissions drivetrain.
Due to make its public debut on 9th March, the ID. Buzz should - according to German publication Automobilwoche - be coming to car dealerships in September this year.
According to the report, which cites company sources, Volkswagen wants to launch the new ID Buzz electric transporter in September. Although official prices are not expected until ordering begins (which will be in May, according to Automobilwoche), the report states that the starting price will be just under 60,000 euros - around £50,500.
Both the People version, with five seats for private customers, and the ID. Buzz Cargo will apparently be launched in September, according to the report. It is not clear from the report whether the starting price relates to the ID. Buzz Cargo or to the People version. Although a possible WLTP range is not mentioned, the price suggests that the version with the 77 kWh battery (net) and the 150 kW electric motor in the rear should be available.
To begin with, the ID. Buzz will only be available in the 4.70-metre-long version with five seats, and with rear-wheel drive. This would make the ID. Buzz similar in length to currently available MEB-based electric SUVs. Later on, an all-wheel-drive with a second electric motor in the front will apparently be added, followed by a longer version (almost 30 centimetres longer) with space for a third row of seats, in 2023.