VW ID BUZZ CARGO
What is it?
A fully electric and future-proofed hippy mobile, just without windows or back seats. Or mildly hallucinogenic drugs. The original Volkswagen Type 2 van brought back to zero-emissions life.
A 48kWh lithium-ion battery is included as standard, although a 111kWh battery can be specced for those further-afield jobs, says VW, for a range of 310 miles.
There’s a solar roof and wide-opening rear doors, plus a sliding door on the passenger side to optimise interior space for shelving and the like. Up front are three seats, although the middle one can be folded down to act as an on-the-move office with integrated laptop. The steering wheel also retracts into the dash when the Level 4 autonomy is in use.
Can I buy one?
Flower stencils and Daily Sports at the ready because, yes, VW has confirmed it will go into production in van, passenger and camper configurations, but we’ll have to wait until 2022 to get our hands on one. It’ll be one of 30 (yes, thirty) fully electric models that Volkswagen wants to have on sale by 2025.