The All-Electric Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept Car: All You Need To Know In Under 2 Minutes!

VW electric ID Buzz

The Munich Based Automotive Group, VW, Is Unveiling EV Concepts At An Unprecedented Pace, As It Aims For Market Dominance In The Rapidly Growing Electric Vehicle Sector. The Global Brand Has Come A Long Way Since Dieselgate!

  • The ambition of the German automotive behemoth Volkswagen in the fast evolving global zero-emission road transportation race is now well known.  According to VW ‘the best way to see into the future is to create it yourself’.  It is clear that they also walk-the-talk!
  • The Group has committed EUR 30 billion towards its audacious ‘electrification dreams’ and aims to sell 3 million electric vehicles globally by 2025.  But that is just the beginning of its ambitions.  In fact, Volkswagen AG aims to build up to 22 million vehicles over the coming decade with the launch of up to 70 new electric vehicle models. 
  • The ID. Buzz is the electric successor to the Microbus.  The Buzz is an electric minivan. It was first unveiled as a prototype at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
VW electric ID Buzz
Volkswagen ID.Buzz Electric Campervan (credit: VW)
  • It is the second EV concept to be announced by VW. The battery electric vehicle (BEV) is based on the MEB architecture, the VW electric vehicle platform.  It has been designed to ‘recall the original Type 2 Microbus’.  The first VW Bus was sold in the United States in 1950.  The ID. Buzz will be the seventh generation of the VW Bus. 
  • The ID. Buzz concept is expected to have a zero-emission range of 300 miles with a 111 kWh EV battery pack. It is expected to be equipped with fast charging capability, charging up to 80% within 30 mins (150 kW). Indications so far suggest that the ID. Buzz will be available in two variants. The lower end EV is expected to be powered by a 83 kWh battery and a rear-mounted electric motor (268 bhp), with a range of 200 miles.
VW electric ID Buzz
Volkswagen ID.Buzz Electric Campervan (credit: VW)
  • The ID. Buzz concept will also feature VW’s autonomous technology ‘ID. Pilot’ and augmented navigation (AR head-up display).  The electric vehicle will also feature ‘intelligent LED lights’. 
  • Expect top see the production vehicle in 2022. 

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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