Volkswagen’s ID Buzz Electric Minivan Delayed in the U.S.

  • The eagerly awaited Volkswagen ID Buzz electric minivan has reportedly been delayed by a year, pushing its launch in the U.S. to beyond 2022.
  • The ID Buzz is going to be a revival of the company’s classic minivan and is expected to run for up to 270 miles on a full charge.
  • VW has said that the ID Buzz will have a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 5 seconds and a top speed of nearly 99 miles per hour.

Volkswagen has confirmed that the ID Buzz electric minivan which was shown off in Detroit way back in 2017, has been delayed by a year. Originally expected to go into production by 2022, Volkswagen of America CEO, Scott Keogh confirmed the delay.

I wish it was coming next year. It’s not going to come quite as soon as that; it’s going to be a little bit later than that,” he said.

Keogh acknowledged that the demand for the electric minivan has been immense, saying “The reaction’s been huge, and we just got to get it here. It’s as simple as that.

It’s currently unclear as to whether Volkswagen will produce ID Buzz vehicles in the U.S., though there have been reports of the company utilizing its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In any case, the ID Buzz is expected to go into production at the Hanover facility in Germany, albeit with a short delay as we’ve now learned.

The ID Buzz is expected to be an electric revival of VW’s classic minivan and will reportedly feature an all-wheel-drive variant which will offer 369 hp of power coupled with a 111 kWh battery pack which can reportedly return a range of around 270 miles.

The company is reportedly working on a rear-wheel-drive version as a cheaper alternative carrying a 268 hp engine and a smaller 83 kWh battery with a range of nearly 200 miles.

VW has previously mentioned that the ID Buzz will have 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 5 seconds, and a top speed of nearly 100 mph. It’s worth noting that these details are based on initial data provided by the company, and a lot could change between now and when the ID Buzz actually goes into production.

The German automaker has revealed images of the vehicle’s interior and exterior attributes, showing an elegant design overall.

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Via: Electrek