Volkswagen ID. Buzz: Retro EV hits Europe with premium price

Volkswagen Funky’s new electric people’s mover – VW Australia’s Wishlist – is priced in the high-end home market, and it won’t come cheap.

Orders are open in Germany for this ID buzzPrices range from প্রো 54,270 in base pro camouflage or € 64,581 including value added tax (VAT).

It works out to be A $ 80,982- $ 96,368 based on current exchange rates, although these prices preceded the German government’s EV subsidy of 000 6000 (A $ 8943).

ID. Buzz Cargo, naturally, is cheaper – € 45,740 excluding VAT, or € 54,430 inclusive of tax (A $ 68,176 / $ 81,128).

In context, the base ID. The German-market price of the Buzz People Mover puts it around € 3000 below the base Mercedes-Benz EQV.

ID with VAT but excluding EV subsidy. Buzz and ID. Work out to be lightning cargo € 20,000 more than a base multivan or transporter, respectively.

ID. Buzz People Mover’s base price puts it above a base Porsche Macan (€ 64,464 with VAT) or 718 Cayman (€ 58,038), but below the base Touareg (€ 66,890).

Base Touareg in Australia, 170TDI priced from $ 87,990 before on-road; A base McCann costs $ 84,800 before on-road in Australia.

Standard tools in ID. The Buzz Pro features a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, color-adjustable ambient lighting, LED headlights and tail lights, and a 19-inch alloy wheel.

Despite the demand, we will wait until the end of 2024 to see the IDT. Buzz and its ID. Buzz Cargo Delivery Van Opponent in Australia.

The lack of CO2 targets in our country has pushed us down Volkswagen’s priority list.

“We’re constantly talking to Fleet customers, not just local governments, about what the future holds for our electric vehicles, because the demand is so high they want to go that route fast. [rather] Ryan Davis, Brand Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia Care Expert Last week.

“ID. The cargo is firmly on our radar as well as on ID. [but] Perhaps by the end of 2024 we can expect to sell it.

“We have big aspirations for the size of that car, so we are confident that we are going to get it. From what we have put on the table, from the point of view of volume, what we can achieve here, we think the factory will be very happy with that appetite. “

MEB-based ID. Buzz and Cargo use an 82kWh battery and a 150kW / 310Nm rear drive motor with claimed range of 423km (WLTP), and DC charging up to 170kW.

Volkswagen has focused on selling its ID EV range worldwide (ID.3 hatch; ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6 crossover; and now ID. Buzz and cargo range) in Europe, China and North America, where demand and incentive More

In a similar story to ID. Buzz, Australia is at the bottom of the priority list for ID.4 and ID.5 crossovers.

Although some are already being sold in the market, they are not on track for Australia until 2023.

Volkswagen ID.Buzz and ID.Buzz Cargo have been featured as the spiritual successors of the beloved Combi, which remains an icon here.

With the introduction of second generation Renault Kangoo EV, Ford E-Transit (2022) and E-Transit Custom (2024), and Mercedes-Benz eVito and Mercedes-Benz Evito, space for electric vans in Australia will increase significantly in the next few years. EQV (2022) and eSprinter (2024).

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