The upcoming Volkswagen ID.Buzz has been tested in Virginia.
A short video sent to Teslarati shows the upcoming electric van, in its signature orange and white livery, cruising the streets of Northern Virginia over the weekend. Volkswagen is likely in the final stages of testing, as the upcoming ID.Buzz is expected to make its way to the U.S. and Europe in the next few years.
Volkswagen may be aiming to launch the much-anticipated ID.Buzz soon, mainly because of the incredible demand the car has garnered in North America and Europe. According to information from Volkswagen so far, the company has received more than 12,000 orders for the ID.Buzz in Europe alone and is currently considering expanding production as needed.
Thankfully, the German auto giant is closer than ever to a launch. It was reported earlier this month that the Volkswagen ID.Buzz had completed Euro NCAP safety testing in Europe, performing well in a number of key categories. On top of that, the van is making more and more public appearances, most recently at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The VW ID.Buzz is currently available to order in selected European countries and is expected to be delivered next year.
While the vehicle’s configurator and ordering system is available in select European countries, it’s not yet available to U.S. customers, and it’s unclear when it will be available. The VW ID.Buzz has yet to complete safety or EPA testing in the U.S., and some believe its launch could be delayed by nearly a year.
A number of factors could affect Volkswagen’s launch schedule. First, the company continues to grapple with supply chain and power generation issues in Europe, where most of the company’s production is located. In addition, Volkswagen Group as a whole is working to quickly move electric vehicle production to the United States to take advantage of new EV tax incentives that will take effect next month. The hassle that might prevent them from launching a new product line.
For many, seeing the iconic Volkswagen return to American roads will be a welcome sight, regardless of its arrival much later than many had hoped. Hopefully the continued public interest will motivate the brand to launch and open up orders in the U.S. as soon as possible.
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The short clip, sent to Teslarati, shows the upcoming electric van in its signature orange and white colorway as it drives down the road in Northern Virginia over the past weekend. Volkswagen is likely in the final stages of testing as the upcoming ID.Buzz is expected to come to the United States and Europe in the coming years.
The video sent to Teslarati on Instagram shows the van without camouflage. However, it is unclear what testing the vehicle is undergoing.
Volkswagen is likely looking to introduce the hotly anticipated ID.Buzz as soon as possible, mainly due to the incredible demand the vehicle has garnered in North America and Europe. According to previous statements from Volkswagen, the company has received over 12,000 orders for the ID.Buzz in Europe alone and is now considering expanding production to meet demand.
Luckily, the German auto giant is closer than ever to introduction. Earlier this month, it was reported that the VW ID.Buzz had completed safety testing in Europe via Euro NCAP, scoring well in many key categories. On top of that, the van has been making more and more public appearances, most recently at the Peterson Automotive Museum. The VW ID.Buzz is currently available for order in select European countries, with delivery anticipated to occur later next year.
While the vehicle’s configurator and ordering system are available in select European countries, customers in the United States do not yet have access, and it remains unclear when they will. The VW ID.Buzz has yet to complete safety or EPA testing in the United States, which some believe could push the launch back by close to a year.
Many factors are likely influencing Volkswagen’s introduction schedule. First, the company continues to struggle with supply chain and energy generation issues in Europe, where much of the company’s manufacturing is located. Furthermore, Volkswagen Group as a whole is working to quickly shift EV production to the United States to capitalize on the new EV tax incentives that will come into effect next month. An effort that is likely distracting them from introducing new product lines.
For many, seeing the iconic Volkswagen Bus back on American roads will be a welcome sight, no matter if it is coming far later than many would have liked. Hopefully, continued public interest can motivate the brand to introduce and open ordering in the United States as soon as possible.
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Keyword: Volkswagen ID.Buzz spotted in the United States ahead of launch in Europe
Volkswagen continues to tease the world with its upcoming ID. Buzz electric minibus ahead of its world premiere scheduled for March 9th. The latest taste comes in the form of a video posted by the automaker’s commercial vehicle branch Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge. It shows two camouflaged ID Buzz electric minibuses driving out of an assembly plant in Hanover, Germany.
As we finally start to get rolling in 2022, we can already look back on five years of progress since Volkswagen first unveiled the electrified generation of its famed minibus back in Detroit in 2017.
Even back then, the German automaker set an accurate target debut date of 2022 for what would eventually be announced as the ID. Buzz. Since then, we’ve covered several teaser images featuring a chartreuse prototype, demonstrating a new, zero-emissions era of “van life.”
We’ve also seen spy images of what has appeared to be the production version of the ID.Buzz, which deviated quite a bit from the concept design.
We have since been teased again with camo’d images of the electric minibus, but have also had our beaks wetted by VW CEO Herbert Deiss, who announced the official launch of the ID. Buzz will take place on March 9th.
Pre-production ID Buzzs roll out of plant in Germany headed for Spain
The electric minibuses camouflaged in rainbow zebra stripes represent pre-production models of the ID. Buzz, as they were filmed driving through their assembly location at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Plant in Hanover, Germany.
Volkswagen’s social media Tweeted out the video with the caption: “Let’s go: The #VWIDBUZZ is on its way to Spain! Next week there will be a Covered Drive for journalists in Barcelona!”
Aside from the 33-second teaser video below, we can now expect more footage from a “Covered Drive” in Spain next week.
It’s tough to say what a covered drive is, but one could assume that it will be a media event in which journalists will get to ride and/or drive in the camouflaged pre-production models of the ID. Buzz. Or they just watch the ID. Buzz EVs drive by, turn around, and head back to Germany.