VW I.D. Buzz Concept Making Euro Debut In Geneva [38 Pics]

VW is going to show for the first time in Europe the electric I.D. Buzz concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

The electric concept is another take on the idea of a modern Microbus and the second I.D. study after the hatchback that debuted at Paris last year.

Powered by an electric powertrain that combines two 201hp motors on each axle which produce a combined 369hp, the I.D. Buzz is capable of a 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds before hitting the 99mph top speed limiter.

Measuring 4,942mm long, 1,976mm wide and 1,963mm high, the I.D. Buzz concept is based on VW’s MEB platform which is reserved for electric models. The concept is also fully autonomous, featuring the I.D. Pilot system.

The floor-mounted battery pack has a capacity of 111kWh, giving the Buzz a theoretical driving range of 270miles (600km NEDC) before it requires a recharge. Speaking of which, VW claims that an 80 percent charge can be achieved in 30 minutes with the Combined Charging System (CSS) or an inductive charging interface with a charging rate of 150kW is used.

The futuristic design language contains a lot of retro elements in a bid to evoke the iconic looks of the original, with VW also releasing a new gallery showing the concept on the streets of Miami, where the I.D. Buzz meets its legendary ancestor.

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  • Sébastien

    enough with EV minivan concepts, put something on the market already

  • THE HEADLIGHTS SHOULD BE ROUND AND MUCH LOWER ON THE BODY.

  • Xandao
  • TheBelltower

    Earth to VW… No one gives a crap about any more bus concepts. They were interesting in the late 90s, maybe in the early 00’s. But today, highly stylized photography of a VW bus parked on the beach underneath palm trees is about the most cliche’ thing you can do. Don’t even bother building the damned thing. The opportunity has passed.

    • R55

      Exactly this. Expect another concept in years to come.

  • c3vzn

    Enough with the concepts, deliver!

  • Benjamin B.

    Volkswagen needs to build this microbus in order to save its reputation. I mean, VW can adapt an existing vehicle/can even. VW has the best modular platforms. I’m sure it won’t cost too much.

  • Smith

    And they will never bring it to market, like all their other concepts, it is just that, a concept. VW has the longest and worst history for making cool deign concepts and then building the same old sh1t. They have no [email protected]!

    • TheBelltower

      VW and Lincoln both have a history of teasing with amazing concepts that they never come close to building. VW has no excuse because they were flush with cash and have great platforms.

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