Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz is the next generation of vesatile campervans.
The I.D. Buzz was first shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit at the start of 2017, and the reaction was so positive that the German carmaker has decided to make the car from a concept to the real thing. It will carry on from a production version of the I.D. electric hatchback, which is set to launch in 2020 and will join part of a family of EVs created by Volkswagen. VW intend and hope to sell one million electric vehicles yearly by 2025.
The I.D. Buzz takes its inspiration and design from the classic and iconic Type 2 Minibus, which was first launched in 1950. Its new modern day interpretation includes retro designs such as a two tone paintjob, spacious interior, big 22-inch wheels and LED lights all the way around the vehicle in a modernised design. The I.D. Buzz will have a movable eight-seat cabin, that will be in a lounge-style layout, multi-adjustable rear chairs and the driver’s seat will turn 180 degrees. This happens automatically when the autonomous I.D. Pilot mode is in function.
The I.D. Buzz’s design means the batteries and motors are underneath the floor, by doing this they allow more room for two luggage compartments at the front and rear. The car is all wheel drive and there is an electric motor on each axle with gives an output of 369bhp. VW has said it will do 0-62mph in five seconds and a limited top speed of 99mph, it has an NEDC-rated range of up to 373 miles. It also has new charging tech, which gives 80 per cent battery boost in 30 minutes.