Volkswagen will take another trip down the memory lane. However, the return will not be without new projects. The giant company intends to resurface the successful line that propelled the company to new heights within the minibus niche. The result will be an all-electric ID Buzz which used to be quite a sensation in its golden times. Executives are sure the same experience can be replicated within the EV industry as well. However, enthusiasts must wait for five years to get their hands on such a piece.
The Electric Version of the Beloved ID Buzz Minibus Will Be Available in 2022 in North America, China, and Europe
This year’s North American International Auto Show came with some really exciting news. Volkswagen announced the revamp of one of their most successful vehicle concepts, the minibus.
However, the modern version will come with a twist. It will empower a completely electric system. This way, the product targets EV fans, VW customers, and today’s hippies alike.
The concept has already appeared at showrooms and displayed a positive mix between old style and futuristic technology. Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess reaffirmed his confidence in the popularity of such a model.
He announced that the product would be available not only in North America, but also in Europe, and China starting with the year of 2022. On top of that, he admitted that the automaker started to receive emails from enthusiasts pleading for a quick completion of such a new project.
The All-Electric Minibus Will Offer Plenty of Space, Level 3 Autonomy, and 300 Miles Range
Technical details reveal 369 hp inspired from electric motors that will feature on each of the axes. This way, the driver will enjoy a better handling of the vehicle.
However, the main focus will be on other performances such as a large range of 300 miles per charge. The electric ID Buzz will also be equipped with VW’s fast-charging system. This way, it would take around 30 minutes to replenish 80% of the energy.
The minibus is not only a sight for sore eyes, but it also provides plenty of room to recreate an entire living room on wheels. That’s because there will be no more heavy gas engine to take up a lot of space.
Drivers themselves can take advantage of this generous room as most of their worries will end up on the shoulders of a Level 3 autonomous navigation system.
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