German carmaker presented the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo model, the autonomous electric minivan. This minivan should arrive in 2021 or late in 2020. It will offer amazing practicality just like the concept showed us. However, some things will depart from the original concept.
The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo will deliver around 340 miles with the minimum range of 200 miles from a 48-kWh pack only. Solar panels on the roof will provide extra mileage and the 230-volt outlet is strong enough to power some tools. Thanks to a modular platform, this minivan can deploy multiple battery packages. The look is futuristic but the clean exterior design looks kinda strange. The interior will be pleasing and modern.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo
Exterior Looks Futuristic and Interesting
The forthcoming Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo comes with an oddly strange exterior design. However, the design looks futuristic and interesting. It is the same design language that you can find in some other VW’s commercial vehicles. The I.D. Buzz Cargo minivan will borrow plenty of cues from the rest of the lineup. That includes interactive LED headlights instead of traditional round headlights.
The badge up front looks oversized. On the other hand, the two-tone exterior scheme looks brilliant. The lower bumper also sports a number of LEDs and the front overhang is shorter. The upcoming minivan is not that large, it will probably be categorized in the compact lineup under the VW Crafter model. The strongest point is probably a modular platform that has the ability to house multiple battery packages.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo Interior
From the inside, the all-new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo comes with the astonishing cargo area. The seats are easy to fold thanks to a double bench-seat on the passenger’s side. The driver’s seat rotates to the right which can improve the overall ergonomics.
As we are talking about the Autonomous electric minivan, there is a computer in the middle of the cabin. Now the driver can work on that computer as the minivan drives along.
As we mentioned, the cargo area is very ample. The intelligent shelving system additionally improves the capacity. A 3D instrument cluster looks very futuristic, along with the head-up display that provides key information about the vehicle.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo Battery and M
The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo comes with a modular electric drive kit. That means the minivan can accommodate different battery sizes. The biggest one is a 111-kWh battery pack that could provide the range of 340 miles. On the other hand, the smallest battery pack is a 48-kWh and it provides 200 miles of range.
The electric motor provides 201 horses on the rear axle. According to Volkswagen, all-wheel-drive is possible which means you can equip another motor on the front axle. The bigger battery pack will take around 30 minutes to fast charge up to 85%.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo Release Date and Price
Volkswagen announced on the 2018 LA Auto Show the minivan will arrive as early as 2022. This model will firstly arrive in Europe, then in the United States. Moreover, the minivan will most likely arrive under a different name. At this moment, the price is not available.