Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric minivan delayed for another year

Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric minivan delayed for another year

January 16, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Before the German automaker unveiled the Volkswagen ID.Buzz concept, the brand’s engineers went to great lengths to get this retro minivan into shape. The Germans planned to put the electric car on the conveyor in 2022, but in the end the terms were revised.

The assembly of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz battery minivan should not be expected until 2023. The old date – 2022 – is no longer considered.

There is a reason for this delay due to the nature of the identifier. The production of the electric car was to be taken up by the brand’s factory in Hanover. Before the launch of the new product, he will have to undergo an upgrade so that he can work with the new MEB electrical platform.

An alternative could be the Zwickau plant, but its production capacity is already loaded: the company produces ID.3 and ID.4. These electric cars are still a priority for Volkswagen.

This cute looking van will hit the market in two versions. The most expensive option will receive four-wheel drive and a 369-horsepower power plant. The battery capacity will be 111 kWh. All this guarantees the electric car a power reserve of 435 kilometers. A minivan will accelerate to a hundred in about five seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 160 km / h.

The more budgetary 268-horsepower version has a power reserve of 320 kilometers and an 83 kWh battery.