To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
Volkswagen press conference, IAA 2017, Frankfurt (1Y7A2075).jpg
I.D. Buzz at the IAA 2017
Also calledVW electric microbus
Production2022–,Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant [1]
DesignerEinar Castillo
Body and chassis
Body style3 and 4 door minivan
PlatformVolkswagen Group MEB platform[2]
Battery111 kWh[3]
Electric range435–600 km (270–373 mi)[4]
Wheelbase3,300 mm (130 in)[2][5]
Length4,942 mm (195 in)[2][5]
Width1,976 mm (78 in)[2][5]
Height1,963 mm (77 in)[2][5]
PredecessorVolkswagen BUDD-e

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz (stylized in all-caps as I.D. BUZZ or ID. BUZZ[5] and also known as the VW Electric Microbus)[6] is an electric minivan based on the electric MEB platform. It is the second concept vehicle to be shown from the I.D. series of MEB-based electric vehicles.


Concept car descriptions in 2017 indicated the electric microbus could be produced in two versions: a high-end 275 kW (369 hp) all-wheel-drive version with one motor each on the front and rear axles and an 111 kilowatt-hours (400 MJ) battery pack,[5] and a less-expensive 200 kW (268 hp) rear-wheel-drive version with an 83 kWh (300 MJ) battery pack.[3]

According to the chief executive of VW Autonomy, Alex Hitzinger, the I.D. Buzz minivan is the basis of Volkswagen's self-driving automobile,[7] and could be used for MOIA,[clarification needed] a vehicle for hire company competing with Uber.[8] MOIA launched in April 2019, serving Hamburg, Germany, after a 2018 trial with a small fleet of battery electric Multivan T6 vehicles.[9] The autonomous features are part of the "I.D. Pilot" mode, which is anticipated to become available in 2025.[5]

Cargo variant

ID. BUZZ CARGO concept at the LA Auto Show (2018)
ID. BUZZ CARGO concept at the LA Auto Show (2018)

The I.D. Buzz Cargo (stylized as the ID. BUZZ CARGO) debuted at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover[10] as a support vehicle for the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Hillclimb racer. The Cargo has a maximum estimated cargo capacity of 1,760 lb (800 kg) and uses the simplified rear-drive powertrain.[11]

The Cargo prototype was shown in October 2019 at Nike stores in Santa Monica, Chicago, and New York with retro livery branded "Blue Ribbon Sports", the predecessor company to athletic apparel manufacturer Nike, Inc.[12]


Rear view (IAA, 2019)
Rear view (IAA, 2019)

The concept vehicle was first shown as a prototype at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit,[13] then shown again at Geneva in March.[14] Members of the automotive press were invited to drive the concept during Monterey Car Week later that year, in August,[1] where it was also announced that a production vehicle based on this prototype will be launched in 2022.[15]

It will be one of nine new Volkswagen brand models based on the MEB platform.[3][6][16] A cargo van variant is also planned for production,[7] to launch in Europe alongside the passenger version in 2022.[10]


In December 2019, Volkswagen announced it had partnered with the Qatar Investment Authority to deploy a fleet of 35 ID. BUZZ AD autonomous vehicles based on the I.D. Buzz to serve semi-fixed routes in Doha by 2022.[17]

See also


  1. ^ a b Stevens, Tim (19 August 2017). "VW's adorable I.D. Buzz hits dealerships in 2022, but we drove it, today". Roadshow. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Lambert, Fred (2017-08-17). "VW announces that it is bringing its all-electric microbus to production in 2022". Electrek. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  4. ^ "Volkswagen Confirms Electric I.D. Buzz Production". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "NAIAS 2017 in Detroit: Volkswagen presents the ID. BUZZ" (Press release). Volkswagen Group Newsroom. January 9, 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b Perkins, Chris (19 August 2017). "Confirmed! Electric VW Microbus Coming". Road & Track. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  7. ^ a b Alex Hitzinger. "Interview: VW's hip, all-electric ID Buzz van is a platform for its self-driving efforts". electrek (Interview). Interviewed by Bradley Berman. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  8. ^ "VW I.D. Buzz Microbus confirmed for 2022 release". Auto Express. August 20, 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Mobile, Modern, MOIA: In Hamburg, the future of mobility begins this Monday". Volkswagen AG. April 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  10. ^ a b Kautonen, Antti (September 20, 2018). "VW I.D. Buzz Cargo: EV microbus gets a commercial version". Autoblog. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Volkswagen ID. BUZZ CARGO: The electric van that could deliver the future" (Press release). Volkswagen of America Newsroom. November 29, 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Nike offers pop-up experiences across America starring the Volkswagen ID. BUZZ CARGO" (Press release). Volkswagen of America Newsroom. October 15, 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  13. ^ Goodwin, Antuan (January 8, 2017). "Volkswagen ID Buzz concept is an electric microbus for the autonomous future". Road/Show. C|Net. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  14. ^ Krok, Andrew (March 3, 2017). "Volkswagen ID Buzz concept continues new-age nostalgia tour in Geneva". Road/Show. C|Net. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  15. ^ "The I.D. BUZZ goes into production". Volkswagen AG. September 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Dit zijn de vijf elektrische VW's!" [These are the five electric VWs!]. Groen7. June 21, 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  17. ^ "'Project Qatar Mobility': Self-driving shuttles set to take Doha's local public transport to the next level in 2022" (Press release). Volkswagen Group Newsroom. December 14, 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
This page was last edited on 14 August 2020, at 03:24
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.