Video | ID. Buzz Cargo: how much can it carry?

With a load capacity of up to 3.9m3 and a payload of up to 607kg, the all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo is the ultimate hard-working van for your business...

When you’re picking the next panel van for your business, you need it to work as hard as possible. So, you could be forgiven for thinking an all-electric van like the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo isn’t up to the job. You’d be wrong. Just watch the video above to learn more.

In fact, the all-electric underpinnings of the ID. Buzz Cargo have let Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ expert engineers open up the interior space and payload, while retaining its compact urban-friendly dimensions and a turning circle of just over 11m.

Equally, the ID. Buzz Cargo’s electric powertrain offers ample amounts of instant torque; perfect for hauling heavy items. Couple this practicality with cheap overnight charging, ULEZ exemption, oodles of advanced technology, and head-turning style, and it becomes clear that the all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo can help power your business to success.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo rear cargo space

ID. Buzz Cargo: vast interior space

When it comes to picking a hard-working van, the big numbers in the rear will inform your decision. After all, to keep your business working efficiently, you want to pack more into every trip and every day. You might think that an electric van’s batteries compromise load space. But the load dimensions and 3.9m3 load volume of the ID. Buzz Cargo quickly bust that myth.

In the rear of the ID. Buzz Cargo, you get a healthy 1732mm of load width (with 1230mm between the wheel arches) and 2208mm of load length as standard. That means there’s enough space for two Euro pallets, while 1257mm of load height ensures even the tallest items can be loaded with ease.

The optional ‘load-through’ hatch under the front cabin seats yields an extra 45cm of hidden load length for those awkward long items, while fastening rails and six lashing eyes help keep your cargo tied down. When loading, the wide-opening barn doors or optional tailgate – along with the two sliding side doors – makes getting things in and out a total breeze.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo front three quarters on the road

ID. Buzz Cargo: amped-up pulling power

With up to 256 miles of all-electric range (WLTP) and rapid charging that can top you up from 5% to 80% in just 30 minutes via a 170kW rapid charger, the ID. Buzz Cargo can certainly go the distance to help you get even more done each and every day. But, you might be wondering whether it’s got the grunt to haul as much as a petrol or diesel alternative. Short answer: yes.

The efficient yet powerful electric motor makes light work of heavy loads with 204PS and 229lb-ft of instant electric torque. Payload sits at 607kg (that’s the weight of a cow), while a further 100kg can be carried on the roof. If you need to transport even more stuff, the ID. Buzz Cargo and tow up to 1000kg – the same as a small hatchback car.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz interior

ID. Buzz Cargo: on-the-go office

When it comes to your business, your van is more than just a workhorse. Research shows that van drivers spend an average of nearly 14 hours a week behind the wheel, and cover over 16,000 miles a year[1]. This means you need a van that can double up as a mobile office away from the office – with all the trimmings, tech and space you need for life on the road. In this respect, the ID. Buzz Cargo delivers in more ways than one.

Set atop Volkswagen’s all-electric platform, the ID. Buzz Cargo’s low-slung ultra-slim batteries, compact electric motor and innovative wheel-on-each-corner design maximises cabin space. Three comfortable seats come as standard (plenty of room for you and your colleagues), while the cabin is awash with useful cubbies, shelves, pockets and trays for pens, tools, phones and just about anything your business might need.

Five USB-C ports help you and your team stay topped-up throughout the day, while on-board Wi-Fi connectivity and the We Connect ID. app[2] helps you stay connected with clients while on the move. Up front, the fully digital cockpit provides you with vital information on-the-move, while the 10in touchscreen makes navigating your favourite infotainment a breeze.

So, with electric underpinnings that maximise interior space, instant electric torque for hauling heavy items, and a spacious and well-appointed cabin with plenty of useful cubbies, it might come as a surprise that the all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo can work as hard for your business as you. Now it’s time to think again.

Read more: VW ID. Buzz Cargo electric van review


[2] Wi-Fi available through We Connect subscription

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