Driven by popular demand, Volkswagen announced it is planning on selling a production version of the award-winning I.D. Buzz, a.k.a. hippy van, concept electric vehicle in 2022 for the United States, Europe and China.
Buzz concept is the most beautiful and most exciting electric car in the world,” said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand, in Pebble Beach, Calif.
“Our goal is clear: we want to make the fully electric, fully connected car a bestseller around the world. The iconic car of the electric age must be a Volkswagen.”
Most people understand that gas guzzlers are a thing of the past, but not everyone is ready to flow into the confined market of electric cars because there is not enough personalization to enjoy it. Now, Volkswagen is introducing a brand new model of its beloved hippie van and enjoy all of the benefits that come from enjoying a modern vehicle.
Volkswagen has just unveiled the ID Buzz, a modern and electric version of its iconic minivan, a true symbol of the 1960s and 1970s! This new Volkswagen electric van will be equipped with the Modular Electrification Toolkit, or MEB, their electric motorization system combining batteries and motors. The ID Buzz minivan will have an autonomy of almost 500 kilometres and will charge up to 80% in just 30 minutes. A beautiful concept filled with nostalgia! On the other hand, you will have to wait before going on a road trip with the ID Buzz, since its release date is planned for 2022.
The I.D. Buzz is the second EV concept that VW has revealed for production, along with the original I.D. concept slated to enter production around 2019 as a 2020 model, while the I.D. Crozz concept has shown how an electric VW SUV could look. All three use VW’s Modular Electric Drive kit (or MEB, for its German acronym), a group of components and chassis parts engineered to maximize the potential of electric drive and future technology.
“These cars will offer everything – and even more – than you have seen from other electric carmakers,” says Diess. “And they will be much more affordable.”
The exciting part of this van is that it maintains the authenticity of the hippie van that we all love and cherish while making sure that is has all of our modern needs in terms of fuel/power as well as things like AC and a powerful engine that will take you all over the world with no carbon footprint to speak of. It’s a modern piece of history that comes back to us at last, and we couldn’t be more excited.