Concept Buzz to reinvent Volkswagen Kombi

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Microbus In 2022

Volkswagen announced this week that it will release an electric version of its classic Microbus for the 21st century.

According to VW's post, the I.D. Buzz concept vehicle will have 369 hp drawn from one electric motor on each axle and powered by a 111 kWh battery pack. BUZZ made its world debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. It will also feature variable seating, interactive connectivity and " highly automated driving".

The production I.D. Buzz is expected to remain faithful the concept. Targeted at business owners in large cities, it will allow for zero-emission delivery operations and a certain level of automated driving capability.

"The vehicle is an important pillar in Volkswagen's electric drive initiative and carries the Microbus driving feeling into the future".

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Microbus In 2022

"After the presentations at the global motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, we received a large number of letters and emails from customers who said, "please build this car", Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said in Pebble Beach. The I.D. Buzz will be able to seat eight people, or hold up to 162.5 cubic feet of gear when the seats are folded or removed.

The company has now announced that a production version of the vehicle will go on sale in 2022, alongside a more compact, four-door I.D electric auto. The batteries and the electric motor will be underneath the floor, the company shared. Volkswagen also stated that their whole line would be electricity-powered starting in 2019. The six-seater vehicle offers a spacious interior the size of a decent SUV while offering the more modest size of a compact cargo van - and it's fully electric, with Level 3 autonomous control, meaning it can steer, stop, and accelerate on its own in certain conditions, but requires a driver in the driver's seat. The I.D. Buzz's battery of 111 kWh can be charged to 80 per cent of its capacity within 30 minutes using the Combined Charging System (CCS) or an inductive charging interface, with a charging rate of 150 kW.

Barely in time for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Volkswagen has announced it will bring back the most iconic vehicle of the 1960s.




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