World Premier of The Iconic Volkswagen ID. Buzz
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Volkswagen has been stirring up quite the buzz lately – with the world premier of the electric ID. Buzz. After the debut of the ID. Buzz concept car at the Detroit International Auto Show back in 2017 received a sensational response around the globe, the positive feedback was the driving force for VW to put the concept car into production.
After five years of intense development, the time has finally arrived.
Compact on the outside, spacious on the inside, the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo – whether you choose a bus or cargo version – both models utilize the space extraordinarily well thanks to the space-saving MEB concept. The five-seater ID. Buzz takes up to 39.6 cu ft. of luggage even when with all seats occupied, while the maximum load of the ID. Buzz Cargo, which is fitted with a partition behind the front seats, is more than 5. cubic yards.
Using the latest ID. Software, the model line will in future offer clever charging solutions such as the ‘Plug & Charge’ function. By using this function, the ID. Buzz authenticates itself at many providers’ quick-charging stations via the charging connector, exchanging all necessary date with it in this way. Another new feature? Bi-directional charging – this technology opens up a whole new spectrum of possibilities, such as the ability to store excess power from a home’s solar panels in the ID. Buzz’s battery and to feed it back into the home that evening.
Across the board, both ID Buzz models are designed so that software updates can be downloaded over the air. These include both updates for the infotainment system and updates relating to charging or driver assist functions.