Identity. The Buzz – a Volkswagen battery-powered bus for families or businesses – has been in production since June this year. It already enjoys strong demand from customers and the Wolfsburg-based automaker wants to keep the momentum high and has plans for a different version of the special model.
Identity. Buzz is a platform that can be easily converted into various types of vans and the company’s commercial vehicle division will display a number of IDs. Buzz-based vehicles during IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany.
The event starts today with the official media day and Volkswagen will have over 30 models during the event. Perhaps the most interesting concept comes in the form of ID. The Buzz paramedic bus, which combines the eco-friendly powertrain of the production model with dedicated emergency equipment. The zero-emissions prototype has been developed in collaboration with German superstructure manufacturer Bosenberg.
There is no specific information regarding the equipment on board but from the outside, ID. Paramedic Buzz looks almost exactly like a production model. Obviously, there is a special livery and an additional light bar mounted on the roof.
Other vehicles from the automaker’s LCV division to be featured during the special event in Hannover include the new Amarok truck that shares its base and technology with the new Ford Ranger. There will also be a display of a Multivan-based vehicle to transport both passengers and goods, designed and built by a Dutch company called Snoeks. The mobile e-bike workshop from German company Kogel/Flexmo will also be featured among a number of camper vehicles based on different VW products.
Volkswagen will continue to expand its upcoming ID Buzz and ID lineup. Buzz GTX will be the most exciting of all the new versions currently under development. Fast family carriers will get a two-motor electric powertrain with peak output likely to match the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX numbers. If this assumption is correct, the electric bus will have 295 horsepower (220 kilowatts) and 338 pound-feet (460 Newton-meters) delivered to all four wheels.