Last year Volkswagen introduced the ID Buzz, a full microbus as a design, however the German car-builder decided to take it in production.
The news was confirmed by Herbert Diess, boardmember of Volkswagen, to Auto Express.
Speaking at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, VW design boss Oliver Stefani told Auto Express, “We would like to bring this back because it fits so well to what the brand stands for: it’s emotional, it has functionality, it makes your life easier.”
The ID Buzz is part of series of three new electrical cars recently unveiled by Volkswagen last year. At the Paris Motor Show of 2016 the scene was set by the presentation of the Volkswagen ID, an electrical car with an expected range of 500 kilometer. During the Auto Shanghai show of this year the ID Crozz was unveiled, a electrical crossover.
It’s thought that the I.D Buzz minivan will be the figurehead for Volkswagen’s upcoming Uber rival, MOIA – a ride-sharing company set to launch in 2020.
For the ID Buzz Volkswagen mentioned a range of 600 kilometer. The car will have an load capacity of 150 kilowatt, it will be able to charge for almost 500 kilometer within a half an hour. It also has autopilot technology and inductive charging capabilities.
If the production version of the ID Buzz will have all these capabilities is not known yet. Unfortunately we have to wait a bit for this nice electrical microbus as it for certain it won’t be for 2020 that it will be on the market.
Source: Duurzaam bedrijfsleven.nl