Volkswagen plans to unveil its ID.Buzz Electric Microbus in product form on March 9, CEO Herbert Dees announced via Twitter on Thursday.
The long-awaited electric van is expected to follow closely on the prototype version teased in November – and due to US customer delivery in 2023.
At the time, the live stream of the ID.5 crossover featured ID.Buzz, disguised by Klaus Zelmer, head of global VW brand marketing and sales. Zellmer didn’t have much to say about ID.Buzz, just noted that there’s more to come on the much-anticipated EV next year, and in today’s teaser Diess didn’t reveal anything more.
The camouflage scheme closely follows the theme implemented in prototype form on its ID.4 – and the product form is slightly different. So it’s a good indication of what the production ID.Buzz will look like.
VW ID.Buzz Teaser from Klaus Zellmer, VW Sales and Marketing Chief
ID.Buzz is due to arrive in the US in 2023, after a long hiatus that returns to the well-received January 2017 concept. We also pushed the concept a few months after its unveiling at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
Meanwhile, the Retro EV is scheduled to be fully unveiled in 2022.
This model looks slightly different from the concept and closely aligns with the details seen in it. Spy shots Test vehicles. It will use the same MEB platforms as ID.4 and ID.5, as well as European-market ID.3 hatchback and Audi Q4 E-Tron SUV and Sportback.
VW allegedly covers some development costs for this particular model by integrating with the cargo version. The concept version of the ID.Buzz cargo van was first shown in 2018, and reports indicate that production of both the cargo and passenger versions will be allocated to Hanover, Germany, a factory that manufactures commercial vehicles.