VW Hippy Van to Go Electric

Volkswagen will produce the I.D. Buzz, an electric version and seventh generation of their iconic hippy van of the 50’s and 60’s. Compared to the first VW Microbus with 30 hp in 1950, the I.D. Buzz is a 369 hp all wheel drive vehicle equipped with Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Kit. This system places an electric motor on each axle and a 111 kWh battery pack in the chassis to provide an estimated range of about 300 miles.

Additionally, the car has a VW wireless fast-charge system that should enable an 80 percent recharge of the battery in 30 minutes at 150 kW. The I.D. Buzz is set to begin production in 2022 and will be sold in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The MindcircleVolkswagen