Volkswagen has confirmed again in Pebble Beach that in 2022 will arrive a production version based on the prototype ID Buzz Concept, which pays homage to the famous Volkswagen Kombi. This will be manufactured in Hanover, from where it will be exported to the whole world.
The German brand has again confirmed during the events of Pebble Beach that will lead to production the electric prototype ID Buzz concept , based on the MEB\’s new platform for electric vehicles of the group. The production of this one will begin in 2022 in Hannover , the same plant where all the generations of the iconic classic van on which this prototype is based.
The reason to choose Pebble Beach for this announcement, as well as to reveal a few details of the future production version , is because it is precisely in California where the success of this vehicle made it an icon.
It is not the first time that the brand launches a concept based on the famous classic model, but after many rumors never came to materialize a version of production. Volkswagen\’s new electric ID range has been the perfect excuse to use the well-known lines of the original van. Like this, the future variant of production will have two versions, standard and commercial , so we will also see it as a transport or distribution vehicle.
It will be a global model.
This is the third model that the German brand will launch from its new range of electric vehicles, whose models will be autonomous from 2025. In the case of Buzz ID, the commercial version will have autonomous level 3 driving systems .
Volkswagen has confirmed new details of the production model at Pebble Beach. The definitive version of ID Buzz will have a length of 4,940 mm , thanks to the flexible nature of this platform, it will be possible to use the same scheme as the other smaller models of this electric range. In its version of greater capacity can accommodate 8 passengers.
Its definitive autonomy is expected to exceed 500 kilometers in NEDC cycle and about 430 kilometers in EPA cycle . It can incorporate versions of one or only two engines, with a maximum estimated power of 370 horses. In the case of the concept presented in Detroit, which corresponds to this images, it had two engines of 204 hp (150 kW), housed on each axis, with a total combined power of 367 hp. The battery pack is installed in the center of the frame and in the concept it had a capacity of 111 kWh.