VW I.D. Buzz Cargo Electric Van Could Hit The Market As Early As 2021

Last week in Hannover, Germany, Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz Cargo Concept during the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show.

The study is built on the MEB modular platform for electric vehicles and it’s based on the I.D. Buzz, having a slightly larger footprint and stylistic differences meant to make it more suitable for cargo hauling.

Its futuristic design and the fact that it’s equipped with Level 4 autonomous driving might trick some into thinking that it’s just a concept that may make it into production sometime in the future. However, that’s not the case, because the I.D. Buzz Cargo Concept is actually close to hitting the assembly line, AutoNews reports.

Also Read: VW’s I.D. Buzz Concept Is Another Electric Microbus For The Future

In the initial announcement, Volkswagen said it could hit the market as early as 2021, preceding the passenger model by one year. It will slot in the brand’s commercial vehicle lineup under the Crafter and above the slightly smaller Caddy and Caravelle.

Volkswagen has yet to announce whether the production version will maintain the same powertrain as the concept. The latter uses a 204 PS (201 hp / 150 kW) electric motor that drives the rear axle and a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery.

It’s capable of reaching a top speed electronically capped at 160 km/h (99 mph) and can be driven up to 550 km (342 miles) in between charging in the new WLTP cycle.

Volkswagen will probably drop the Level 4 autonomous driving from the production model, as most countries don’t allow this level of autonomy just yet, and, unlike the concept, feature traditional controls like a steering wheel, but clients should still expect some sort of a semi-autonomous system.

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Photo credits: Cristian Gnaticov for CarScoops, Volkswagen

  • Dennis James

    Wow…so early, just 3 years from now ! Humans will probably colonize Mars until then.

    • Six_Tymes

      lmao! good one

  • Six_Tymes

    ill point out what we all know, just in case by chance a person from VW sees this post, yes i know its doubtful. Hello VW, Be BOLD, and Produce this EXACTLY like this concept, and it will be the biggest seller you have ever had. I really believe it to be true. I also believe if they come close, of course it will sell, But we don’t want close, make it exact, and go tell your bean counters to suck an egg. This concept design/details are that good.

  • Wow! Both the ID Buzz Cargo and ID Buzz will go into prodiction some time!

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