VW ID.Buzz electric microbus could start for less than a new VW Bus.
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With electric vehicles becoming more mainstream each year, and few capacious EV options for families, the Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus aims to address a largely unexplored market.The design of the ID.Buzz commemorates the German company's classic Type 2 Microbus.We have a good idea of what the new VW van will look like.Its all-electric powertrain is expected to provide around 300 miles of driving range, its cabin will feature flexible seating configurations, and its exterior will wear a nostalgic aesthetic.The Microbus has to make its official debut, but here's what we know so far.
VW has confirmed that a production version of the I.D.Buzz will be sold in the United States in 2023.The ID.Buzz concept showed a lot of futuristic technology and innovative features.
VW hasn't said how much the Microbus will cost or what trim levels will be offered.We think it will start at around $40,000.Since it's a van, a type of vehicle known for immense configurability and versatility, we will be surprised if VW offers the Microbus as a cargo van or passenger van.
The Microbus will be powered by Volkswagen's MEB platform, which underpins corporate products such as the VW ID.4 and the audi e-tron.America will only get a long-wheelbase passenger version of the ID.Buzz.All-wheel drive and up to 300 horsepower are expected for the top-of-the-line model.
VW says the ID.Buzz Cargo's battery capacity can be increased to 120 kWh.The company says the batteries can provide driving ranges of 200 and 340 miles.The numbers are based on the European WLT cycle.VW claims that it will be possible to get an 80 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes.
There is no information about how efficient the new Microbus will be.Once the official numbers are released and we have the chance to test one on our 75-mph highway route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate its efficiency in the real world.The EPA has more information about the ID.Buzz's fuel economy.
The Microbus has a cavernous andConfigurable interior.The passenger van's three rows of seats can be spun around, laid down, or removed completely.Lots of room for activities is unlocked by this.The center console is on a track and has a table.We're not sure how much of the concept's fanciful interior will see production, but the cutting-edge features include a fold-away steering wheel and a head-up display with augmented reality.The Microbus has a trunk.