A new electric vehicle from Volkswagen is already underway. The fifth member of the ID family has entered production. We are talking, of course, about the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. The commercial vehicle center at the Hannover plant is responsible for producing the ID. Buzzand it does so on the same line on which the Volkswagen Multivan and Volkswagen Transporter are produced in all their configurations, demonstrating the versatility of a world-leading plant.
the ID Buzz is not the most modern or the most complete model of Volkswagen electrics, but it is one of the most special, in concept and also in appearance. Although the Germans again and again advocate the spirit of the original Bulli, in a way the new electric family does break with the launch scheme that has been in the electric branch of the Wolfsburg until now. In addition to being a vehicle designed for families, they also plan on it ambitious plans that we already revealed to you.
Volkswagen expects a total of 15,000 units of the ID to be produced this year. Buzz. A very optimistic figure that shows that the German market research has discovered an important niche to attack. If these figures are met, the German model will become a key part of the structure of commercial vehicles. To this end, it has adapted the assembly line over the last two years, which in turn has meant training the 4,000 operators who work on the multi-purpose lines.
Let us remember that the ID. Buzz has not yet started its sales stage in Spain, but it has in Germany, where it is offered from a starting price of 64,581 euros. From the brand it has been confirmed that in the coming months different mechanical configurations will be released on the market. At the moment only the 77 kWh battery version with a single 150 kW rear motor is on offer. Volkswagen has recently confirmed that this version offers an electric range of 420 kilometers in the WLTP homologation cycle.
From Volkswagen they have been delighted with the step taken, and expect the ID. Buzz generates as much money in the company as brand image. Stavros Christidis, Chairman of the Industrial Volkswagen Works Council commented: “The ‘Bulli of the future’ protects jobs at our brand’s headquarters in Hannover.” The first units are expected to reach customers later this month, first in Germany and later in the rest of Europe, including Spain, where sales prices will be revealed shortly.