Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Electric Van: Live Images, Videos From Debut

8 months ago by Mark Kane 25

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ is one of the biggest all-electric premiere at this year NAIAS, and pays tribute to VW’s original minibus that first launched almost 70 years ago.

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Build onVW’s MEB architecture, which is designed to accommodate large battery for long-range, driving, along with all-wheel drive and autonomous drive capability (in works), the I.D. BUZZ is the Volkswagen Microbus for the future.

The 111 kWh battery gives an estimated 270 miles worth of all-electric driving.

VW says that the Microbus EV could appear on the market about 2 years afters its ID hatchback car, which arrives in 2020.

Here we have gathered tons of live show photos and various videos from the stage in Detroit for a closer look at the new electric Volkswagen concept.

We can’t wait for the real thing at showrooms!

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Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Quick specs on the ID BUZZ:

  • MEB architecture
  • Ramge of 270 miles / 434 miles (EPA) or 600 km (NEDC)
  • 111 kWh battery
  • two electric motors for AWD and total system output: 275 kW/369 horsepower
  • 0-60 mph run in about 5 seconds
  • ability to accept rates of up to 150 kW (80% charging in about half hour)
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25 responses to "Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Electric Van: Live Images, Videos From Debut"

  1. Warren says:

    Make VW great again! How many times are they going to drag out the microbus concept? 2022! That is five years away. That is 100 years in Trump years. 🙂

    1. CAB says:

      Agreed with regard to dragging out the microbus – it’s their go to “concept” for everything. Just a tired “tease” at this point. Soon, they will have waited so long, all those folks nostalgic for a microbus will be dead or too old to care…

      1. Hauer says:

        … or have bought a Tesla Bus.

        1. SJC says:

          If the hippie Wall Street guy left his bus parked outside the wheels would be gone.

  2. VazzedUp says:

    Bring it and win it!

  3. AlphaEdge says:

    Long wait to see the real thing, instead of the clownish concept car.

    The I.D. BUZZ video is nice.

  4. Vexar says:

    Wow, this car has everything! A Buddhist Travelocity Gnome and a built-in Tyco RC track. Can’t ask for more. Well, maybe side-view mirrors.

    1. Yogurt says:

      You can ask for more…
      You can ask for a hula girl…
      http://jalopnik.com/volkswagen-makes-dramatic-unannounced-change-to-their-e-1791043140

      You dont need mirrors as it has side view cameras in the pictures…
      Not shown here but the RC track is so you can reconfigure the seats when in driverless mode…

      Probably the only thing worth looking at in the extremly disapointing Detroit auto show…
      No real EV news and not even any cool ICE mobiles…

  5. hpver says:

    Not a bad update on an iconic design. I sort of like the look. But five years? Really? C’mon. How hard can it be to build that boxy van with a big flat battery in the bottom and electric components? Five years is just way too long to wait. Makes me think they aren’t really serious.

  6. ffbj says:

    Here is time line of VW’s “Big Stink.”
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/timeline-volkswagens-long-road-u-dieselgate-settlement-095141251–finance.html

    It is full of legacy of obfuscation, avoidance, non-compliance, and lying. A real good corporate citizen.

  7. Trollnonymous says:

    Against my better judgement, for some reason I like this thing….lol

    The inside will prolly never see the light of production though, that’d be a good thing.

  8. James says:

    Now, now, now, now, now, now, now, now!

    Finally, someone comes up with a long-range EV I really, really want. OMG. Why isn’t this on a lot already? Well done, VW.

    1. no comment says:

      EV enthusiasts are notably fickle in their interests. people raved over the converj – *until* it was introduced as the cadillac ELR.

      in this case, the problem with “retro” cars is when the price is anything but retro. if VW were to actually introduce this minibus, it would cost a lot more than did the original minibus. from a marketing perspective, that is a difficult proposition to sell to consumers.

      1. Another industrial point of view says:

        Agreed, car makers need to be careful not to fall in the 0-60 mph, all wheel drive and funky doors trap. It is OK to make an EV for the masses. If they want to keep the spirit of the microbus a base version with 70 Kwh battery, 150 kw motor as from $50K would be plenty sufficient. Going deeper into this winter here in mid Europe the more obvious that powerful motors are only useful to plaster oneself against a tree on the side of a icy road.

  9. DangerHV says:

    I love the wood floor. Cleaning the tracks could be tedious though.

  10. SteveSeattle says:

    Is it just me or is the Auto Show boring this year?

  11. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    I’m surprise that InsideEVs is ignoring the big news recently about Volkswagen: No less than six Volkswagen execs have been charged with fraud and criminal conspiracy over the “dieselgate” conspiracy.

    I’m very glad indeed to see criminal charges filed. As I’ve said in the past, fictional “corporate persons” don’t commit crimes, only real people do. And real people — unlike fictional corporate “persons” — can be thrown in prison, and should be in cases like this.

    It’s long past time we ended this practice of only imposing fines on companies in response to people committing fraud, criminal conspiracy, and other felonies.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/01/11/volkswagen-epa-doj-department-of-justice-settlement/96439678/

    [The following link requires free registration:] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/business/volkswagen-diesel-vw-settlement-charges-criminal.html?_r=0

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Hey Twin-P,

      We aren’t really “ignoring” anything…it just isn’t in our wheelhouse really. It is like Dieselgate, when it first hit, our motto really is ‘it has to have a plug or it’s dead to us’.

      We try to stick to the mantra and not stray too much (we do loosen to EV-related infrastructure/business). When it was apparent Dieselgate’s punitive/settlement was going to involved EVs and their infrastructure, we picked up coverage.

      If any of those guys are convicted and sentenced to driving around an all-electric garbage truck as community service or something…you can bet we will be all over it, (=

      1. ffbj says:

        Yeah, you got me to drop in a link anyway. Also Fiat just got hammered with the same implement the epa, as the agency claims Fiat cheated on emissions. Stock down 16%.

        1. ffbj says:

          Link to the story. As regards to relevance, it’s the other side of the coin to the no emission ev.

          Fiat Fumbles:
          https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-12/fiat-chrysler-plunges-on-report-epa-to-allege-emissions-cheating

  12. William says:

    That would be worth the price of admittion, to see Diesel Gate Executive Convicts, tar (concentrated Diesel Soot w/ a glue Base) and feathered, doing recycling pick up, from the back of an EV Trash Truck, for my local municipality.

    That would put the good old VW Farfegnugen back in the local bottle and can recycling program.

    1. pjwood1 says:

      As of yesterday, the entirety of VW stands convicted, not just a growing number of executives.

      The American AECD rule, for Alternative Emissions Control Device, is what I think stuck most. They didn’t disclose the hum-dinger. In the end, there was no hiding what they did, as for the purpose of climbing hills, cold starting, or “accoustics”. As the WSJ quoted the prosecution saying, it was an effort to “carry out a bold, systematic fraud that it sustained over many years.”

      Now, this is admitted fact.

    2. Anon says:

      Give Cheating VW Execs an EV Trash truck as punishment? NO WAI!!!!

      Make the F’ers breath in the DIESEL FUMES– just like the rest of humanity, that they lied to!!!

  13. Adam says:

    Look, I’m happy for VW To succeed, the planet is too tired to argue if VW should be the one. But this concept looks good on the outside, the interior is a concept joke, and most of all, what is with the ridiculous floor height? There is no head took in the back? Looks like the floor plan of a RWD ice Toyota Hiace?

    I think all these concepts are to deflect until they can get a decent supply of battery cells, the skateboard vehicle should be reasonably easy for an existing auto manufacturer, but getting the supply of cells not so.