Volkswagen presented its new electric powered microbus concept I.D. BUZZ at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. The vehicle looks like the modern version of the classic VW microbus, but it actually present major come forwarded model in accordance with the previous BUDD-e electric microbus. Vehicle include all the latest technological achievements, and what makes it special beside all-electric drive-power is a fully autonomous technology equipment.
BUZZ which will be build up on the Volkswagen’s upcoming MEB platform for electric vehicles, will be released on the market around year 2020. This is the milestone in the timeline when the German automaker is planning to release its other vehicles on the new electric platform.
Electric mobility will be the new trademark of Volkswagen
Power-train of the new concept will have two options. The very best will have an all-wheel drive system of 369 HP that will trigger battery package of 111 kWh, with the driving cycle of the 270 miles range. This version of the I.D. BUZZ can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds and has a top speed of 99 mph.
The other, cheaper version will be equipped with a rear-wheel drive setup producing up to 268 HP and a smaller 83 kWh battery. The microbus will be compatible with Combined Charging System (CCS) or an inductive charging interface, with a total charging rate of 150 kW.
It is 194.6 inches long, 77.8 inches wide and 77.3 inches tall, which provide commodious interior. It can be configured in different ways to offer more space for luggage or sleeping – with the rear compartment changing between 23.3 to 162.5 cubic feet and it also has a front trunk of 6.1 cubic feet.
“The Volkswagen brand’s big electric offensive begins in the year 2020 with a completely new vehicle architecture. That is when we will be launching an entirely new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles to the market,’’ said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand.
Electric mobility will be the new trademark of Volkswagen. VW’s plan to build 2 to 3 million all-electric cars a year and unveil 30 new models by 2025, and they want to sell one million of these vehicles annually by the same year.