The Volkswagen ID. Buzz will function the identical 77 kWh battery that additionally seems in vehicles such because the Volkswagen ID.4, together with a 150 kW electrical motor, driving the rear wheels.
The ID. Buzz might be able to speedy charging at as much as 170 kW DC, when a 5-80% cost might take as little as half-hour. It’s going to additionally be capable of cost at as much as 11 kW AC – ie. at a office, for instance.
Volkswagen says that the ID. Buzz can have a ‘Plug & Cost’ operate, which means you can drive as much as a suitable DC speedy charger and plug within the connector and the automobile will trade information and authorise for the charging to start out, with minimal enter required from the driving force – which seems like a dream come true. Nonetheless this function received’t be accessible from launch.
The ID. Buzz will even have bidirectional charging, permitting a house charger to cost the automobile, in addition to permitting the automobile to place vitality again into the house if required.
Though it seems prefer it ought to be capable of seat as much as seven individuals, the MPV model of the ID. Buzz can have 5 seats, plus a baggage capability of 1,121 litres. This will increase to 2,205 litres if the rear seats are folded.
The ID. Buzz Cargo can have 3.9m3 of cargo area, which might take two loaded euro pallets. Two or three entrance seats may be specified.
The ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are 4,712mm lengthy, with a wheelbase of two,988mm, and each have a decent turning circle of 11.1 metres.
For a automobile that’s basically a van, the ID. Buzz is aerodynamic, with Volkswagen claiming that it’s the primary MPV with the drag coefficient of a automobile: 0.285 – which helps to cut back vitality consumption and enhance vary.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo might be launched this autumn in Europe, with pre-sales beginning in Might. You possibly can watch the launch occasion beneath.