Volkswagen has a long history of making iconic vans, from the classic Microbus to the modern VW Transporter. The German automaker is looking ahead to the future of mobility, where electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular and practical than ever.
That’s why Volkswagen has created the ID. Buzz Cargo, a concept vehicle that combines the retro charm of the Microbus with the cutting-edge technology of the ID. family of EVs. The ID. Buzz Cargo was recently named the Van of the Year 2023 in Denmark, a country that is leading the way in green transportation.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo is more than just a pretty face. It is a versatile and spacious van that can carry up to 800 kilograms (1764 pounds) of cargo, with a modular interior that can be customized for different needs. It has a range of up to 550 kilometers (342 miles) on a single charge, thanks to its 111-kWh battery pack that can be recharged to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo also features a host of smart features, such as a solar roof that can generate extra power, a digital cockpit that can be controlled by voice and gesture, and an augmented reality head-up display that projects navigation and other information onto the windshield. It also has a self-driving mode that allows the driver to relax or work while the van takes over.
The ID. Buzz Cargo is not just a concept vehicle. It is a preview of what Volkswagen plans to offer in the near future. The company has announced the launching of a production version of the ID. Buzz Cargo in 2024, along with a passenger variant called the ID. Buzz.