Watch | ID. Buzz Cargo: what is its range and how fast can it charge?

With up to 256 miles of range, rapid charging and connected tech, the all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo can go the distance for your business (and keep you working hard)...

Van drivers are some of the busiest on the road: many spending 14 hours a week behind the wheel, and covering over 16,000 miles a year[1]. That means you need a hard-working van that is sure to go the distance. So, is an all-electric panel van like the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo up to the job? Absolutely. Just check the video above to find out.

Using advanced lithium-ion batteries and an efficient electric motor, the ID. Buzz Cargo offers up to 256 miles of all-electric range (WLTP). That’s the equivalent of a long-distance delivery from London to Middlesbrough. Or, if your business is more local, it’s up to five days of 50-mile stop-start commutes on one charge[2].

When you do stop for a quick bite to eat, the ID. Buzz Cargo’s rapid charging capability can top you up from 5% to 80% in as little as 30 minutes when hooked up to a 170kW rapid charger, while its wealth of advanced in-car infotainment tech can help you stay on top of the job at hand – letting you check your calls and emails, or plan the next leg of your working day.

Finally, when it comes to cutting your daily costs – because every smart-thinking business needs to keep an eye on the pounds and pence right now – the all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo offers reduced running costs, Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) exemption and a host of other money-saving benefits. Combine all of this with an exceptional load capacity, head-turning style and urban-friendly dimensions, and it’s clear that the all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz is up to the task for any business.

Read more: VW ID. Buzz Cargo electric van review

Volkswagen ID. Buzz rear three quarters

ID. Buzz: go the distance with 256-miles of range

Vans power British business. They need to be dependable, reliable and relentlessly hard-working. So, you might think that an all-electric van like the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo is limited by its electric range. But you’d be wrong.

Whether you’re a local sole trader, an urban delivery driver, or a long-distance UK-crossing service provider, the ID. Buzz Cargo offers enough range for every journey thanks to an advanced 77kW lithium-ion battery pack and efficient motor combination that offers up to 256 miles (WLTP) on one charge – that’s enough for a working week of driving around 50 miles a day, all without the need to plug in[x].

If work takes you further afield, the ID. Buzz Cargo can travel the equivalent of Canterbury to Cardiff in one go. With an all-electric range like this, you won’t have to compromise the reach of your business’s ambition. And, as we’ll discuss later, electric power brings plenty of cost-cutting benefits, too.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo charging

ID. Buzz: keep moving with rapid charging

So, we know the ID. Buzz Cargo has the range to get the job done, but what about charging? Well, most drivers will charge their all-electric van at home or at the office. Not only does this yield ultra-low running costs in the guise of cheaper overnight rates of electricity (helping to slash your daily running costs), but it also means you can wake up each and every morning and start the day with a full battery, ready to tackle the jobs ahead.

To help your ID. Buzz Cargo go even further, Volkswagen’s intuitive We Connect ID. app[3] allows you preheat the ID. Buzz’s interior while it’s charging, helping to extend its range. It can also locate chargers near to your next destination, and even send directions directly to the Cargo’s onboard navigation system – letting you plan your next journey from the comfort of your home or office.

But what if you need an on-the-go top-up charge? Well, using a 170kW rapid charger, the ID. Buzz Cargo can be recharged from 5% to 80% in as little as 30 minutes – just the right amount of time to let you squeeze in a coffee or sandwich between jobs, or to use the ID. Buzz Cargo’s smartphone integration, built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to call, text or email colleagues, customers, friends and family. Equally, five USB-C ports help you and your colleagues keep your devices topped-up throughout the day.

Plus, with the ID. Buzz Cargo’s no-faff Plug & Charge feature[4], you don’t have worry about numerous charging apps and accounts with different providers. Simply plug the ID. Buzz Cargo into a compatible charger, and it will sort the rest. It really is plug and play.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo side profile being loaded with goods

Further benefits of electric

So, we know the all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo has the range to go the distance, and rapid charging keeps you moving, but what are the other benefits of going electric?

We’ve already discussed the benefit of reduced running costs thanks to cheap overnight charging rates, but there are a wealth of additional perks of all-electric power. First, you’ll pay no road benefit tax or fuel benefit tax for the 2023/24 or 2024/25 financial years. Second, thanks to zero tailpipe emissions, you can travel into the growing number of urban clean air zones (CAZ) or London’s ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) free of charge, saving you a potential £12.50 on every trip for urban-based businesses.

But it’s not all about money. Research suggests that seven out of 10 van drivers are conscious of their impact on the environment[1]. With an all-electric van like the ID. Buzz you can rest easy; Volkswagen will even deliver your van in a totally carbon-neutral way – that’s going the extra mile.

So, with 256 miles of range (WLTP), rapid charging from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes, ultra-low running costs and total carbon neutrality, the all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo can go the distance for your business.

Read more: VW ID. Buzz Cargo electric van review


[2] Real-world figures may vary depending on factors such as driving style, road conditions, vehicle load, and accessories

[3] We Connect Services accessed via We Connect subscription

[4] To use Plug & Charge, download the We Connect ID. app, select a We Charge charging plan and enable Plug & Charge in the app and vehicle

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