Volkswagen confirmed serial production of an electric microbus based on the ID Buzz prototype, which it presented earlier this year and uses the MEB XL platform.
With an exterior length of 4,94 meters, a width of 1,97 meters and a height that reaches 1,96 meters, the Volkswagen ID Buzz will arrive in Europe, North America and China in 2022, shortly after the VW ID, which will do so in 2020.
At the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess noted that after its presentation at the Geneva International Motor Show, the company received numerous letters and emails from customers who in the who asked them to "please" make the prototype of the electric minivan.
“This model has always been part of the Californian lifestyle. Now we will develop it under the next generation of e-Volkswagen and reinventing the Bulli as an electric vehicle ”, he added.
On the other hand, the Diess counterpart in the Commercial Vehicles division, Eckhard Scholz, assured that the firm will manufacture a variant of the ID Buzz for the transport of goods, which will have "a high degree" of autonomous driving (level 3). "It is an ideal electric van concept, particularly for inland cities," he said.
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