Volkswagen is now eager to present yet another production-ready version of its ID Buzz concept. The legendary vehicle returns on March 9th, according to VW CEO Herbert Diess, who also included a GIF of the automaker’s legendary Microbus.
The VW Microbus’ revival as an electric vehicle, a trademark of coastal California towns, was never a sure outcome. VW didn’t decide to put the idea into production until it received a number of excellent feedback. Even then, it won’t be ready for the road until 2023.
The car is an obvious tribute to the company’s legendary automobile, which was marketed in North America from 1950 to 1980. Because all the batteries will be put beneath the floor, the manufacturing version of the concept is unlikely to differ significantly from the original. Consider a larger, more van-like Chevrolet Bolt to get a sense of the electric VW’s driving experience.
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Previously, we have also seen the images of VW autonomous robotaxi, which looks awesome! VW has stated that the self-driving Microbus would serve as a basis for its full-scale commercial ride-hailing and delivery service, which it expects to introduce in Germany in 2025.
For the time being, VW aims to test the ID Buzz on public roads in Munich, as well as on a private track near the city’s airport. The van made its public premiere at the 2021 IAA Mobility Event in Munich, alongside new Mercedes-Benz and BMW concepts.
Many facts regarding the future EV remain unknown, including whether VW intends to keep the rather goofy ID Buzz name. The Microbus will, however, be built on VW’s mass-manufactured modular electric vehicle platform, or “MEB.”
It will be available alongside other MEB cars such as the ID 3 hatchback, ID 4 crossover SUV, and the future ID 5 sports SUV. VW may have lost public trust following the diesel pollution disaster; the electric reincarnation of the classic Microbus may be the greatest way to alleviate some of that uncertainty.