With the activation of the configurator, the pre-sale of the VW ID. Buzz and the ID. Buzz Cargo will commence in Germany and other select European markets this Friday, 20 May.
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Already at the beginning of this month, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA), which is responsible for electric car subsidies, revealed the first prices for the ID. Buzz from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which have now been officially confirmed.
Accordingly, the passenger car variant ID. Buzz Pro starts at a gross list price of 64,581 euros. If you subtract the currently still valid environmental bonus (state share of 5,000 euros and manufacturer share of 2,975 euros), the current entry-level variant still costs around 56,606 euros. With a net list price of more than 40,000 euros, the ID. Buzz qualifies for the reduced environmental bonus.
The ID. Buzz Cargo, on the other hand, is listed with a net list price of 45,740 euros or 54,430 euros (gross). If the current environmental bonus is deducted, the E-transporter still costs around 38,240 euros (net) or 46,455 euros (gross).
Volkswagen Leasing GmbH offers leasing for private customers from 661.00 euros gross for the ID. Buzz Cargo and 693.00 Euro gross for the ID. Buzz Pro. Included are 10,000 km of driving per year. The term is 36 months. In addition, a special leasing payment of 5,000 Euros is due.
The standard equipment of the ID. Buzz Pro includes “a wide range of state-of-the-art assistance systems”. ‘Car2X’, for example, informs the driver about local hazards such as the start of dust behind a bend, plus a turn-off assistant, emergency brake assistant, proactive occupant protection and a lane departure warning system. Volkswagen also offers a number of optional extras. The emergency brake assistant and a parking aid are also standard, among other things. The standard assistance package is thus much more slimmed down. Like the ID. Buzz Pro, the cargo version can be optionally equipped with appropriate assistants and features.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles equips the ID. Buzz with the largest battery in the ID. family to date. The lithium-ion battery offers an energy content of 77 kWh (82 kWh gross) and supplies a 150 kW electric motor in the rear with 310 Nm torque with the necessary energy. VW gives a consumption of 20.6 kWh/100 km for the passenger car version. For the cargo version, it is 20.4 kWh/100 km. The range is up to 423 kilometres and up to 425 kilometres respectively. At a DC charging point, the battery can be recharged from 5 to 80 per cent at a maximum charging power of up to 170 kW in around 30 minutes. We have reported on further technical data here.
With the activation of the configurator, pre-sales will begin in Germany this Friday. Additionally, the pre-sale phase also begins in “most European markets”. These countries include Great Britain, Norway, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Spain. The first vehicles will be delivered to customers this autumn.
Update 20 May 2022
For the market launch of the ID. Buzz, Volkswagen is cooperating with the new Star Wars series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’. The campaign starts with a special spot in which the ID. Buzz stars alongside well-known Star Wars characters and film star Ewan McGregor. McGregor will also become the brand ambassador for Volkswagen.
“We are uniting two strong global brands in this collaboration and generations of fans who grew up with their respective icons. We are really thrilled with this unique joint creative collaboration,” said Klaus Zellmer, Volkswagen Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales, adding: “Ewan McGregor is our perfect match as an avid fan of Volkswagen since his childhood, and daily driver and collector of Volkswagen cars. His involvement not only amplifies awareness for our brand but also adds authenticity to our messaging. I welcome Ewan as our newest brand ambassador as he perfectly connects our fascinating past with our drive for a carbon neutral future.”
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