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...

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo front

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 the electric van variant of the upcoming VW ID Buzz people carrier, which is also scheduled to go on sale later this year.

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo rear

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.

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo interior

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.

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo interior

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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