Volkswagen electric van became a technical car for Pikes Peak

Volkswagen electric van became a technical car for Pikes Peak

November 28, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

In Los Angeles, presented I.D. stylized car maintenance. Buzz cargo

Volkswagen I.D. electric van Buzz Cargo was turned into a technical product for servicing a record sport prototype I.D. R Pikes Peak. The car was equipped with a storage system with the ability to maintain an electronic spare parts catalog, a 230-volt outlet for connecting electrical equipment and a solar panel increasing the mileage of an electric vehicle by 15 kilometers.

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Externally, technicals do not differ from the prototype presented at the International Commercial Transport Exhibition in Hannover this fall. The only difference is racing livery with the contour of the track on the Pikes Peak mountain.

The power plant of the all-wheel drive van also remained the same: two electric motors with a total power of 201 horsepower and a battery pack with a capacity from 48 to 111 kilowatt-hours. On one charge, the van can travel up to 550 kilometers. From a 150-kilowatt terminal, the battery charges up to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo is equipped with electric doors that open with a virtual key on a smartphone, 20-inch wheels, ID Pilot autonomous control system, three seats with a built-in workstation, and a projection dashboard with support for augmented reality.

According to preliminary information, the serial version of ID Buzz will enter the market in 2022. The minivan will be made based on the classic Microbus model; it will receive a spacious cabin and an autonomous control system. Total Volkswagen presented three electric prototypes, giving an idea of ​​what will be the serial electric cars of the brand: ID hatchback, ID Crozz crossover and ID Buzz minivan. The first of these machines will be on the conveyor in 2019.

In the summer of this year, the electric sport prototype Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak set two records for Pikes Peak. He was not only the fastest among the participants of this year, but also showed the best result in the history of the race: it took him seven minutes and 57.148 seconds to overcome the track.

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