2022 Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo electric van revealed
New Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo electric van offers a range of up to 256 miles, but will cost more than most rivals...
The new VW ID Buzz Cargo will cost from £38,125 when sales begin later this year, it has been announced.
The Buzz Cargo is powered by a single 201bhp electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The motor is fed by a 77kWh battery pack, providing a range of up to 256 miles between charges (according to official figures). That's a longer range than most electric van rivals can manage, including the Maxus e Deliver 3 (151 miles) and the quartet of Stellantis Group electric vans – the Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert, Toyota Proace Electric and Vauxhall Vivaro-e.
Buyers can choose from a two or three-seat layout up front, and a load-through bulkhead option enables you to load longer items through the bulkhead and into the passenger area. A sliding door on each side provides easy load bay access.
There are two trim levels to choose from. Entry level Commerce models include a heated driver's seat, front and rear parking sensors, a 10in touchscreen infotainment screen with smartphone mirroring, and USB-C ports for charging your devices. Commerce Plus trim adds safety and convenience kit that includes adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, a rear-view camera and lane-keeping assistance.
Prices start from £38,125 excluding VAT for Commerce versions, with Commerce Plus models costing from £42,375 excluding VAT. Those prices make the ID Buzz Cargo more expensive than most rivals.
We've already been for a drive in a late-stage ID Buzz Cargo prototype model and this all electric van showed plenty of promise, with decent space inside and impressive agility for a heavy van.
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