20 September 2022
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Volkswagen ID. Buzz concepts debut at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has some ID. Buzz concept vehicles making their world premiere at the IAA Transportation 2022 exhibition. These include an ID. Buzz Cargo refrigerated vehicle, an ID. Buzz Cargo with box body, an ID. Buzz paramedic’s vehicle, an ID. Buzz Cargo as a Miele service van and an ID. Buzz Flex-Cab concept.

The ID. Buzz production models and concept vehicles are being shown at this year’s IAA Transportation in Hannover until 25 September on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ stand in hall 12. Also in the spotlight at IAA: the VWCV models of the Caddy, T6.1, Multivan, Amarok and Crafter product lines. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ other models and those of the superstructure manufacturers are likewise being shown in hall 12 and on the grounds outside. On the stands of various fit-out and conversion partners in hall 13 there are also four further ID. Buzz Cargo vehicles on show with client-specific modifications.

The near-production ID. Buzz concept vehicles are from superstructure manufacturers to show the variety of potential uses for the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo.

The paramedic’s vehicle has been created by superstructure manufacturer Bösenberg to show that electric motoring has now reached emergency vehicles too. Snoeks is presenting with the ID. Buzz Flex-Cab concept as a kind of electric Caravelle for passenger transport. The first ID. Buzz refrigerated vehicle is from specialists Wükaro. The first ID. Buzz with a box body and 6 m3 of load capacity has been produced by the specialist, Veth. Finally, in cooperation with CS/Würth, an ID. Buzz Cargo with a shelving system has also been produced as a Miele ServiceVan.

The new ID. Buzz is the Bulli of a new era: versatile like all its predecessors and a real multi-tool. As MPV and van it is taking electric motoring into ever more segments and is thus becoming a game changer. The product line’s potential is now demonstrated by the great variety of the superstructure manufacturers’ concept vehicles on show at IAA Transportation 2022.

ID. Buzz Flex-Cab concept: Dutch superstructure specialist Snoeks has fitted out an ID. Buzz Cargo for passenger transport use. The five-seat ID. Buzz Flex-Cab concept thus becomes an electrically powered Caravelle. In the back the concept vehicle is equipped with a three-person bench seat; it can be used in two positions lengthways (standard or with extra legroom) or can be completely folded up, seat bottom included. Adjusting and folding the bench seat up or down is done electrically via a switch on the B- or D-pillars. Thanks to it being possible to use the bench seat in such a flexible way, the air-conditioned rear compartment can be adapted to the transportation of passengers or goods. In showing the electrically powered ID. Buzz Flex-Cab concept, Snoeks is presenting a highly innovative passenger transport concept – which can be used, for instance, as a shuttle, taxi, community minibus or the perfect vehicle for the manual trades.

ID. Buzz paramedic’s vehicle: The new ID. Buzz has been designed in a way that enables it as MPV or van to fulfil special tasks as well – for example, as a paramedic’s vehicle. Electric motoring has thus arrived in this sector too. German superstructure manufacturer Bösenberg is now showing at IAA with a near-production concept vehicle what such an ID. Buzz paramedic’s car looks like and what it can do. On board the first ID. Buzz paramedic’s vehicle there is room for up to three people. The cargo space has been converted into a workplace for the doctor and their medical equipment. For this purpose, Bösenberg have developed a modular concept so that the complete integration of the equipment and all special components requires only minimal changes to the base vehicle. The special signalling system is also incorporated into the concept. It is run on a separate battery system.

ID. Buzz Cargo with box body: Veth Automotive have combined the iconic design of the ID. Buzz with a cube in the rear section and are thus presenting the first ID. Buzz with a box superstructure. Thanks to the box, the load capacity increases from the already very good 3.9 m3 to a remarkable 6.0 m3. As a result, the ID. Buzz Cargo can take a payload of up to 680 kg. The sides and back of the box can be fitted with conventional doors, sliding doors and/or roll-up shutters. That guarantees that courier drivers, for example, are able to reach parcels from any side. The IAA concept vehicle is fitted out with a door on the front-seat passenger side that extends way down, with shutters on the driver’s side and with large wing doors at the back. There is also plenty of space all over the box for company logos and advertising. Inside the box is fitted out with a floor that stops the load slipping and does not wear.

ID. Buzz Cargo refrigerated vehicle: As the first company to do so, German superstructure manufacturer Wükaro is presenting an ID. Buzz Cargo at IAA in the form of a refrigerated vehicle. It was designed specifically for city centre deliveries and thus for the so-called ‘last mile’. An innovation here is the combination of electric drive system and a cooling system that is electric too. The cooling system consists of a low-profile 230V cooling unit on the roof (flat ceiling evaporator), four lithium-ion batteries (each 100 amp-hours nominal charge) and an inverter (transforms DC voltage into AC voltage) with an integrated battery charger. Housed in space-saving fashion within the wheel arches, the four batteries enable the system to run independently for six to eight hours. It is also possible to pre-chill the cargo space whenever the ID. Buzz Cargo is connected to the mains. The concept vehicle can, depending on specification, take a payload of up to 390 kg – sufficient for frozen food ordered online, specialities for restaurants or the reinvention of the classic Italian ice-cream van. For it will definitely soon be summer again!

ID. Buzz Cargo as Miele ServiceVan: On the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand in hall 12 the ID. Buzz Cargo in a special shade of red catches the eye. As part of a joint development process between CS/Würth and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the special requests of client Miele have been implemented in this vehicle. The electric van’s cargo space, for instance, has been fitted out with a shelving system tailored to service technicians’ specifications for storing materials, spare parts and tools for the Miele customer service personnel. A centre console with integrated folding table serves as a workplace for the driver in the passenger compartment. The special paintwork finish in typical Miele ‘paprika red’ is particularly striking.