Since its initial 2022 pre-sales event began in Europe, Volkswagen has reportedly received “over 20,000” orders for the ID. Buzz, even before it was physically available for viewing in dealerships, according to the company. However, because the demand exceeds the vehicle’s anticipated production volumes for the same year, some buyers might not receive the first-generation electric microbus they bought until 2023.
Volkswagen had been advertising the electrification of its iconic Bus for a while, and in 2022, that promise was finally fulfilled. The new MEB platform that was created as a result is now a part of the ID. collection and is hailed as the most contemporary interpretation of what made the original multi-seater stand out for so long.
The use of space inside its very small form, adaptability (though this now only applies to an additional Buzz Cargo model), and, of course, its rear-wheel drive are some of them. However, the non-Cargo version of this VW bus has a 150kWh engine that gives it an estimated 421km of range.
Volkswagen now asserts that since May 2022, Buzz has received over 20,000 orders in Europe. Although it may seem like a victory for the first-generation e-microbus, its maker had previously announced plans to only produce 15,000 of them in 2022.
Furthermore, estimates indicate that rather than customers, roughly 40% of this amount may go to dealerships and potential reviewers. The snazzy new e-bus may not be delivered to many early IDs. Buzz adopters until 2023 as a result.