After sturdy curiosity, VW plans to construct 130,000 ID Buzzes a yr

A pair of ID Buzzes bask in the Copenhagen sunshine.

Enlarge / A pair of ID Buzzes bask within the Copenhagen sunshine. (credit score: Jonathan Gitlin)

After what seems like a few years of teasing, Volkswagen’s retro-groovy ID Buzz has lastly gone into manufacturing in Hannover, Germany. US market gross sales of the electrical minivan are nonetheless two years away, however it has gone on sale in Europe, and demand has been so sturdy that VW is doubling manufacturing. “And that is with none of the shoppers seeing, touching, and even with the ability to drive the car,” VW Industrial Autos Chairman Carsten Intra instructed Automobilwoche.

Constructed utilizing VW’s new modular EV platform, the ID Buzz has launched in Europe with the shorter wheelbase variant, both as a two-row passenger car or a industrial model that ditches home windows and seats for pure cargo capability. VW Industrial Autos says it has acquired roughly 12,500 preorders from European clients for the ID Buzz, and practically half of these are for that industrial van.

VW sellers in Europe are about to obtain their first demonstration fashions, and Intra instructed Automobilwoche that by the tip of the yr Hannover ought to have doubled manufacturing from 100 Buzzes a day to 200. 2023 is when issues get critical, with a plan to provide 100,000 electrical vans a yr, growing finally to 130,000.

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