The all-electric ID. Buzz people mover and ID. Buzz Cargo vans are proving popular as they have been sold out in Europe for months before deliveries to customers even begin.
According to Automotive News Europe, Volkswagen has now received 10,000 orders for its ID. Buzz Electric Vehicle (EV) — or two-thirds of the 15,000 vehicles reportedly set to be built this year.
According to reports, Norway accounts for around a third of the total orders with a total of 3400 orders.
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Germany is reportedly following with 2500 ID. Buzz pre-orders. Another 1100 orders reportedly came from the Netherlands and 1000 from Belgium.
It is unclear where the remaining 2000 pre-orders for the ID. Buzz emerged from.
The pre-order information emerged thanks to a leaked email leaked to Automobilwoche by Lars Krause, head of sales at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, to employees at Volkswagen’s product plant in Hanover, Germany, where the ID. Buzz is set up.
“10,000 orders without the car actually being at the dealership, let alone a customer driving it,” says Dr. frill. “That’s just impressive.”
“I am very pleased that the ID. Buzz and the ID. Buzz Cargo is already selling so well. After all, we are still in the launch phase, before the market launch.”
“Pre-sale hasn’t even started in France and the UK yet.”
Series production of the ID. Buzz started back in May ahead of the first customer shipments in October.
The German automaker is reportedly planning to launch ID. Increase in annual production to 60,000 copies in 2023 and up to 130,000 at a later date.
Ultimately, this means that although the ID. Buzz might be sold out in Europe for now, it shouldn’t be for too long.
While it’s being offered in markets like North America, Volkswagen has yet to finalize the launch date for the ID. Buzz for Australia – although it’s at the top of the wish list.
Volkswagen Group Australia has maintained the delayed launch of its first VW brand electric vehicles here, partly due to demand in other markets and a lack of emissions standards here, pushing us into the priority queue.
We will wait until the end of 2024 at the earliest to see the ID. Buzz and his ID. Buzz Cargo Van counterpart in Australia.
“We are not only talking to local governments, but also to fleet customers about what our future holds for electric vehicles, as the demand is very high and they want to move in this direction sooner [rather] than later,” said Ryan Davies, brand director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia recently.
“ID. Cargo is as firmly on our radar as ID. Buzz, [but] We can probably expect a sale at the end of 2024 at the earliest.
“We have big ambitions for the volume of this car, so we’re confident that we’ll get it. With what we have on the table, with what we can achieve here from a volume perspective, we think the factory would be pretty happy with that appetite.”
The ID. Buzz is built in the same factory as the T6.1 generation Volkswagen Transporter and its derivatives, which include the Multivan, Caravelle and California.
The MEB-based ID. Buzz and Cargo use an 82kWh battery and 150kW/310Nm rear electric motor with a claimed range of 423km (WLTP) and DC fast charging speeds of up to 170kW.
Prices for the ID. Buzz in Germany starts at €54,270 ($79,322) for the base Pro, or €64,581 ($94,393) including sales tax (VAT).
These prices are before the €6000 ($8769) EV subsidy from the German government.
The ID Buzz Cargo’s commercial van is cheaper, of course – €45,740 ($66,855) excluding VAT, or €54,430 ($79,556) including taxes.
Volkswagen has focused on selling its ID worldwide. EV series (ID. 3 Hatch; the ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6 crossovers; and now the ID. Buzz and Cargo series) first in Europe, China and North America, where demand and incentives are greater.
In a similar story to the ID. Buzz, Australia will not receive the ID.4 and ID.5 crossovers until late 2023 at the earliest, although they are already available in other markets.
Over the next few years, the electric van market in Australia is set to grow significantly with the launch of the second generation Renault Kangoo EV, Ford E-Transit and E-Transit Custom, as well as the Mercedes-Benz eVito, EQV and eSprinter.
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