The new ID Buzz and ID Buzz Cargo go on sale in Germany and other European countries starting Friday, 20 May. You can order the zero-emission all-rounder starting at this date, whether you need it as an electric bus for your family, leisure activities, business or delivery vehicle for businesses.
The gross price of the five-seater ID Buzz Pro in Germany is 64,581.30 Euros (in Germany). The gross prices of the ID Buzz Cargo start at 54,430.60 Euros (in Germany). In autumn of this year, the first vehicles will arrive at customers’ homes.
The momentum of Volkswagen’s electric strategy, which aims to offer climate-neutral mobility in all segments, continues to accelerate with the launch of pre-sales. The ID Buzz is the place where the key automotive trends are found: electric mobility, intelligent network of assist systems and software updates over-the-air. The ID Buzz can be used as a companion for everyday use and is both sustainable and economical due to its long ranges and quick charging times. It also allows operation with zero local emissions.
Volkswagen’s ID Buzz adds another model to its successful ID family which includes the ID.3, ID.4 & ID.5 in Europe. It is also increasing the speed of its electric offensive under the ACCELERATE strategy. It is expected that all-electric Volkswagen vehicles will account for at least 70% of Volkswagen’s European sales by 2030. As soon as 2030, the goal is to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. The company is on its way to ZERO and plans to be climate-neutral by 2050. The ID Buzz Cargo and ID Buzz Cargo are made at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Plant in Hannover. They are carbon-neutral when handed over to customers. The vehicles can be charged with 100 percent renewable energy and are therefore already climate-neutral.
In Europe, the five-seat ID Buzz will initially be available in the Pro version. Parallel to the market launch, the ID Buzz Cargo will also be available. The ID Buzz will come standard with the biggest battery in the ID family. The lithium-ion battery has a 77 kWh energy content (82 kWh gross). It also supplies a 150kW (204 PS), rear-mounted electric drive motor with a torque output of 310 Nm. The WLTP consumption is 20.6 kWh/100km (Cargo: 20.4kWh/100km). The range can reach 421 km (Cargo: 424km). The battery can be charged at a DC quick-charging station in 30 minutes. It has a maximum charge power of 170 kW.
The new Plug & Charge function makes DC charging easier: As soon as the customer plugs the charging cable in, encrypted and secure communication according to ISO 15118 between the car’s charging station and the car begins. The authentication process takes only a few seconds before the charging process begins. The We Charge contract allows for billing to function as usual. In 2022, Plug & Charge will become available in the Ionity and Aral, bp. Enel. EON. Iberdrola, and eviny networks.
Assist and convenience systems are part of the standard equipment on the ID Buzz Pro. Car2X (can alert drivers to local hazards like a traffic jam following a bend), swerve assistance (can help avoid obstacles while full braking), oncoming vehicle braking (can brake when there is oncoming traffic), Autonomous emergency Braking Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, proactive occupant protection (can close windows prior to an accident) and Lane Assist lane keeping system. Dynamic road sign display is also included in the standard equipment. The front and rear park distance controls make manoeuvring much easier. Air Care Climatronic, which includes 2-zone temperature control and stationary air conditioning as well as an activated charcoal filter, ensures a perfect climate inside the vehicle.
Infotainment: Two key features of the interior include digital instruments (Digital Cockpit at 5.3 inches diagonal and Ready 2 Discover infotainment systems at 10 inches diagonal, including digital radio (DAB+). The touchscreen system is freestanding and can be used in the same way as a tablet. App-Connect, including App-Connect Wireless allows for various smartphone apps to be integrated onto the vehicle via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. All displays are placed on the same visual axis as the controls to ensure optimum ergonomic design. Two USB-C interfaces are located on the right side of the steering wheel. A third port can be found in the trim at the front passenger’s door. Standard equipment includes an inductive charging function, and a designated smartphone storage area.
Exterior: The ID Buzz Pro’s exterior equipment includes two sliding doors that slide smoothly, tinted rear windows and 19-inch alloy wheels in Black. Standard: LED headlights with surround lighting and logo projection in the area between the front doors.
Variability: The second longitudinally adjustable seat row can be folded in 1/3 to 2/3. It is also possible to separate fold the backrests or adjust the angle. Behind the rear bench seat is a luggage compartment that can hold 1,121 litres when loaded to the maximum height of the standard cover. If the rear bench seat can be folded down and all of the storage space is used, a volume of 2,205 L is achieved.
Eleven color options: Volkswagen offers the ID Buzz Pro as a standard in Monosilver Metallic and optionally in ten additional colour options: a solid finish (Candy White), four additional metal paint colours (Lime Yellow Starlight Blue, Energetic orange and Bay Leaf Green), a pearl effect paint (Deep Black), and four two-tone colour schemes. The Candy White upper area, including the roof and V-shaped bonnet, will be painted in two-tone exterior paint finishes if the zero emission bus is ordered. The surfaces below the character line are painted in metallic colours such as Bay Leaf Green, Starlight Blue Energetic Orange, or Starlight Blue Energetic Orange.
Optional equipment for the ID Buzz Pro
You can customize the ID Buzz in just a few steps: With optional equipment, you can also personalize it. The wide variety of packages offer a range of features, including classics like a folding tow bracket with electric release or seven wheel-and-tyre combinations (18-21 inches). These allow for the configuration of the ID Buzz Pro.
The Design package: This package contains the IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headslights, advanced main beam control Dynamic Light Assist and dynamic cornering lights. There is also a horizontal strip between the headlights that acts as a light strip, and LED taillight clusters with dynamic turn signals. The Design package includes stainless steel pedals with Pause (brake) and Play (accelerator).
Open & Close Packages: The standard Keyless Start system can be extended to Keyless Advanced and Keyless Locking by purchasing two Open & Close options. The package includes an illuminated door handle recess (outside), an electrically opening and closing boot cover (including operation via foot gesture: Easy Open, Easy Close), as well as surround lighting for rear. Customers who select the Open & Close Package Plus also receive sliding doors that can be opened and closed electrically.
Assistance package for Keyless Advanced: This package extends the already extensive range of standard assist system options. These include Adaptive cruise control, stop & go, speed limiter, rearview camera system, Park Assist Plus and illuminated door handle recesses. The Keyless Advanced system is available with an additional keyless locking function.
Assistance package Plus with Keyless Advanced – The Plus version adds Travel Assist with Swarm Data (partly automated driving across the entire speed range), Side Assist for lane changes, Side Assist for lane change, Side Assist for lane changing, Side Assist for Park Assist Plus memory function (can be used to perform trained parking manoeuvres), Area View and steering wheel heater.
Information packages: You can personalize the interior of your ID Buzz with different packages. The Infotainment package includes the Discover Pro navigation system, voice control, and Comfort mobile phone interface. The perfect sound is also produced by nine loudspeakers instead of five. The Infotainment Package Plus offers a wider range of functions as well as a touchscreen that measures twelve inches instead of ten.
Comfort packages: The ID Buzz Box is an interesting new feature that allows you to remove the centre console. This package can be combined with the Comfort package. The package also includes USB-C charging sockets in the rear and steering wheel, windscreen, and seat heating. The Comfort package Plus also includes the MultiFlex board (variable baggage compartment floor) as well as the luggage net. MultiFlex boards allow for continuous load surfaces from the boot lid to the folded-down rear bench seat.
Interior Style: You can customize the interior colors and materials with different Style packages. You can start with the Interior Style package and then move on to the premium Interior Style packages. The colours match the exterior paintwork, and can be reflected in the door trim, dash panel, and seat cushions.
Interior Style Plus includes front comfort seats, which can be adjusted electrically. You will also find a memory function, pneumatically adjustable lumbar support, and seat heating.
The ID. Buzz can be ordered at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles dealers starting Friday, 20 Mai. You can also view all details about the ID Buzz Cargo and ID Buzz Cargo in the configurator.
Electric mobility has many advantages. They are highly efficient and cost-effective. Germany, like many other European countries, offers an electric vehicle subsidy program. Purchase of an ID is now possible. The net price of Buzz is subscribable to an environmental bonus (up to 7,500 Euros). There are other benefits, such as a 10-year exemption from vehicle taxes and significantly lower operating costs with electric power. Also, there is a lower maintenance requirement (no oil changes; comparatively long service intervals) as well as lower German company car taxation.