While the Volkswagen ID. Buzz is about to hit Europe, the new electric Combi, whose Cargo version was awarded the International Van of the Year 2023, is available in several body styles.
Thus, at the show dedicated to IAA Transportation trucks and utilities which ends this Sunday in Hanover, Germany, Volkswagen unveiled five new bodies of its ID. Buzz for the professional world. For these concept cars, Volkswagen has teamed up with various specialists in the manufacture of vehicles fitted out according to the targeted professions.
First body presented, the one signed by Bösenberg, the German specialist in superstructures. This is for the occasion an ID. Buzz at “paramedical use” — the first of its kind — which can accommodate up to three passengers. The cargo part has been modified so that the doctor can carry out his diagnoses with his medical equipment. an independent battery.
The second body proposed is the work of Wükaro, another German coachbuilder. Here, the ID. Buzz transforms into a refrigerated van with “an electric motor and an also electric cooling system. This system consists of a 230 V space-saving cooling unit (rooftop evaporator), four lithium-ion batteries (with a nominal charge of 100 amp-hours each) and an inverter (generating a voltage alternative from a DC voltage) with an integrated battery charging system“.
The four batteries, positioned in the wheel arches to save space, offer a range of 6 to 8 hours. You can also pre-cool the dedicated compartment when the vehicle is plugged into the mains. The cargo volume reaches 390 kg.
Surprising, this ID. Buzz Cargo with a box installed on the rear platform. This variation is signed Veth Automotive. Thus, the initial volume of 3.9 m3 increases to 6 m3 and can carry loads of up to 680 kg. You can have the choice, on the side walls and on the bottom of the box, of classic doors, sliding doors and/or rolling shutters. Also, this ID. Buzz Cargo is “features a front passenger side door that extends downwards, driver’s side shutters and wide rear doors“.
What better than a real situation to demonstrate all the utility capabilities of the ID. Buzz Cargo? This is the message that this version in the colors of Miele (a magnificent “paprika red”), the household appliance specialist, seeks to convey.
This is an ID. Maintenance and repair Buzz Cargo designed between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and CS/Würth, according to specifications drawn up by Miele. The result, a van with custom-made shelving designed to “meet the needs of Miele service technicians and allow them to store their equipment, spare parts and tools when they go on an intervention within the framework of customer serviceSaid technician will have a central console and a folding table integrated into the passenger compartment.
Finally, the last body proposed, the ID. Buzz Flex-Cab from the Dutch Snoeks which at first glance seems banal. In reality, it is inside this ID. Buzz intended to transport passengers (up to five) let it all play out. In particular at the level of the rear seat which accommodates three passengers.
This has the particularity of being electrically adjustable in two positions (standard or with additional space for the legs) and fully folding (seat included). This electrical control takes place “on the center and rear pillars“. As a result, the flexibility of this bench allows this ID. Buzz to transport people or goods.
The production of future versions of the ID. Buzz (five-seater and Cargo) should debut next year following the transformations carried out last summer in the production plant in Hanover, from which the new Multivan T7 and the T6.1 will also come out. An ID is also mentioned. Buzz in the long version (seven seats) with a 3rd row of seats. On the other hand, the question arises of the installation of a larger capacity battery, knowing that the wheelbase has been lengthened to 2.998 meters.
Only the “Feuerwehrmann” version, or fireman in French, is missing.