The VW ID BUZZ stands for the new Volkswagen: modern, positive, emotional, future-orientated. By 2025, we want to sell one million VW ID electric cars per year, making e-mobility the new trademark of Volkswagen. The new e-Golf2 already offers 50 percent more electric range. From 2020 onwards we will then launch our VW ID family, a new generation of fully electric, fully connected cars.
It will be affordable for millions, not just to millionaires.”
Volkswagen is demonstrating with the VW ID BUZZ concept vehicle in Detroit just how rich in features the electric mobility of tomorrow will be – an all- wheel drive spatial marvel with electric motors on front and rear axles, a fully automated driving mode (I.D. Pilot) and a new generation of indicators and controls. “The VW ID BUZZ is the next generation MPV. It is based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) and provides comfort and loads of space for long journeys.
Its electric range as per the NEDC is up to 600 kilometres”, explains Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand for the Development Division. The VW ID BUZZ takes on new energy inductively or from a charging station. At a charging power of 150 kW, it takes around 30 minutes to charge up to 80 per cent.
The VW ID Buzz on show in Detroit is thus fully following the Volkswagen brand strategy with its claim “We make the future real.” Forming the basis of this strategy are the four areas of innovation:
• VW ID Connected Community – Volkswagen will in future interconnect humans, cars and the environment with a Volkswagen User-ID.
• Intuitive Usability – Volkswagen focuses on cars that are intuitive to operate and feature new display and control concepts.
• VW ID Automated Driving – Volkswagen will make cars even safer and more comfortable by means of automated driving.
• Smart Sustainability – Volkswagen is advancing the development of innovative high-volume electric car models part of VW camper history.
VW ID BUZZ is not just a giant in terms of space: by virtue of its design it also becomes one of the world’s most comfortable cars. At 3,300 mm, VW ID has an extremely long wheelbase.
Located in between in the VW ID floor is the battery. It lowers the centre of gravity and ensures perfect weight distribution. The suspension of the VW ID BUZZ, with its electronically regulated shock absorbers, additionally ensures top-class comfort. The zero emission VW IDall-wheel drive system with output power of 275 kW / 374 PS (electric motors front and rear each delivering 150 kW) is the perfect match for the car’s dynamic character. The version of the VW ID BUZZ presented in Detroit reaches 100 km/h in 5 seconds; its top speed is restricted to 160 km/h.