The Highly-Anticipated ID. Buzz Microbus Production Delayed Till 2023

February 11th, 2021 by

2021 VW Microbus Sunrise

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“I wish it was coming next year. It’s not going to come quite as soon as that; it’s going to be a little bit later than that. The reaction’s been huge, and we just got to get it here. It’s as simple as that.” said Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh 

The world is changing faster than ever, one of the greatest global challenges being climate protection which is why the automotive industry is placing its focus on lowering car emissions. Making electric vehicles more mainstream each year by adding new innovative technology in efforts to push buyers to make the switch to electric vehicles. Volkswagen has set a goal of becoming CO2-neutral by 2050, committed to the Paris Agreement, and has developed a Group decarbonization program to reduce the carbon footprint left by cars. Volkswagen announced the all-new fully-electric microbus redux for 2022, but unfortunately, the release date will be pushed back one more year till 2023 due to factory delay. 

All-New ID. Buzz Microbus

The 2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz is the retro-style battery-powered van of the next generation, transferring the feeling of freedom given by the legendary Microbus to the next era. On the inside, measuring almost 5 meters long the van’s three rows of seats can be spun, laid down, removed completely, and that includes the front seat also. An all-electric powertrain is expected to provide around 300 miles of driving range. Volkswagen has announced some key details about the electric powertrain, front and rear axles can generate a combined 369 horsepower. The Microbus will include Volkswagen Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform the same as the ID.4 another highly anticipated EV. The ID. Buzz is classified as a van, meaning it will have immense technology and versatility. Enthusiasts can expect the Microbus as both a cargo van and a passenger van and are expected to start at an MSRP of $40,000.  

Where It All Begins

The production of the ID. Buzz will take place in Volkswagen’s Group’s plant in Hanover, Germany, which is currently on the track to become equipped with modern technology to be better equipped for the production of electric vehicles. Volkswagen also plans the production of many of its vehicles including the VW transporter van. The ID. Buzz is based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform that will sit underneath the floor of the car opening up much more space for buyers to enjoy. The cargo’s battery capacity starts at 48 kWh and can be increased to 110 kWh.  Providing ranges from 200 to 340 miles, the ID. Buzz is another step in the right direction for a future with lower carbon emissions.        

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