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2017 Detroit Auto Show: Volkswagen Unveils Its I.D. BUZZ Microbus Concept

2017-01-09

The I.D. BUZZ electronically mobile vehicles are built on the basis of four fields of innovations, namely, smart sustainability, automated driving, intuitive usability and connected community.

Volkswagen revealed the I.D. BUZZ concept at the ongoing 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The Microbus is a new vehicle from Volkswagen’s stable that appears to take the era of electric mobility ahead, according to reports.

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The I.D. BUZZ electronically mobile vehicles are built on the basis of four fields of innovations, namely, smart sustainability, automated driving, intuitive usability and connected community, reports Electric Car Reports.

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Volkswagen’s I.D. BUZZ concept vehicle features an I.D. Pilot, which is a fully autonomous driving mode, all-wheel drive (ensuring maximum space utilization, electric motors equipped at the front and rear axles, Besides that, there are a new generation of display elements and controls, too.

What Will I.D.BUZZ feature?

The I.D.BUZZ concept vehicle will sport a length of 194.6 inches, width of 77.8 inches and a height of 77.3 inches. The concept vehicle has been built on an extended MEB-XL platform, which makes the interiors roomy. The concept vehicle features a long wheelbase of 129.9 inches and is also equipped with a silent drive system. With the floor mounted battery, the engineers at VW have been able to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity, thereby, balancing the weight of the vehicle.

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The suspension layout includes a multi-link rear suspension with integrated drive units, decoupled subframes both at the front and the rear and air suspension at the rear axle that uses electronically controlled dampers.

The zero-emission I.D.BUZZ concept vehicle is equipped with an all-wheel drive system, which has a total output of 369 hp and an electric driving range of 600 kms, as claimed by the carmaker. The I.D. BUZZ can accelerate to 60 mph within 5 seconds and attain a top speed of 99 mph. The zero emission electric vehicle has a 111kWh battery that can be charged to 80 percent in 30 minutes with the Combined Charging System (CCS) or an inductive charging connection.

Source: Electric Cars Report

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