Insider Information on the 2025 Volkswagon ID.Buzz – VW’s throw-back EV van

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The electric vehicle (EV) landscape is set for a revolutionary addition with the upcoming 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz. This model isn’t just another EV— it’s a nostalgia-packed, feature-rich vehicle that redefines the category with its retro flair and modern technology. Everyone loves the Microbus, well here it is in EV modern form! We will delve into what makes the ID. Buzz a much-anticipated vehicle in Volkswagen’s EV lineup and give you insider information into what to expect.

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A Legend Reimagined

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is a modern reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus (Late Bay, Early Bay), known for its distinctive style and cultural significance during the 60’s and 70’s. The new ID. Buzz combines this nostalgic appeal with the latest in electric vehicle (EV) technology, making it a unique standout model in the increasingly crowded EV market. Think Cybertruck, but what everyone hoped from the concept.

The design of the ID. Buzz pays homage to its predecessor with a distinctive V-shaped front fascia, rounded edges, and a two-tone paint scheme. However, it’s not just the aesthetics that have evolved; the ID. Buzz is built on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform, which promises efficiency and a robust electric performance.

Power and Performance

At the heart of the ID. Buzz lies a state-of-the-art electric powertrain. The U.S. version will feature a long-wheelbase passenger model equipped with a 91 kWh battery, offering an solid blend of power and efficiency. The vehicle is expected to provide a driving range of around 260 miles on a single charge, making it suitable for both daily commutes and longer journeys as recharge stations become prevalent.

For those looking for more power, the ID. Buzz doesn’t disappoint. It comes with a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 282 horsepower in its base configuration. An all-wheel-drive variant with dual motors, offering up to 335 horsepower, will also be available, ensuring that the vehicle is as exhilarating to drive as it is practical.

Charging and Battery Life

VW has equipped the ID. Buzz with fast-charging capabilities, allowing the battery to be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just about 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. That makes it a more practical vehicle for constant usage as a daily driver and as a road warrior.

Interior Design and Features

Inside, the ID. Buzz is as innovative as it is outside. It offers flexible seating arrangements with up to seven seats for families and groups. Maybe even a little party if you get creative. The interior also boasts sustainable materials, including seat coverings made from recycled PET bottles, underscoring Volkswagen’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

The infotainment system in the ID. Buzz features a large touchscreen that integrates seamlessly with its digital dashboard, offering both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Thank the gods! EV’s that don’t offer Apple Carplay natively can be rough. Volkswagen also plans to include a variety of driver-assistance technologies to enhance safety and driving comfort.

Market Position and Pricing

Volkswagen has positioned the ID. Buzz uniquely in the market. It is expected to start at around $50,000 in the U.S., which places it competitively among other electric vehicles while offering distinct style and versatility. Plus for $50,000, you get to own an icon of a vehicle.

The ID. Buzz doesn’t have direct competitors currently, which gives Volkswagen a significant advantage. It’s not just another electric SUV it’s a Microbus! How many songs have been talked about VW buses by now like my favorite “And just to gain her trust, I bought a microbus”.

Anticipated Launch and Availability

The excitement for the ID. Buzz is palpable, with Volkswagen planning to release the vehicle in the U.S. in the fall of 2024. Although VW is not taking reservations, they encourage potential buyers to stay informed through updates and dealer inquiries as the launch date approaches.

Environmental Impact and Future Plans

Volkswagen’s push towards electrification with models like the ID. Buzz is part of a broader strategy to become a more sustainable automaker following the Dieselgate scandal. The ID. Buzz represents a significant step towards this goal, offering a clean, efficient vehicle that reduces dependency on fossil fuels.

Moreover, Volkswagen envisions the ID. Buzz playing a role in future mobility solutions, including potential autonomous driving capabilities. This forward-thinking approach not only enhances the vehicle’s appeal but also aligns with global trends towards smarter, more connected transportation options.


The 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz is more than just a vehicle; it’s a bridge between the past and future of mobility. With its striking design, advanced electric powertrain, and smart technology, it is poised to become a beloved addition to the Volkswagen family. As it rolls out across the U.S., the ID. Buzz is set to turn heads and capture hearts, much like its predecessor did more than half a century ag

We are VERY excited for his launch and hope it does not disappoint. It will be fascinating to see how German engineering handles this roll out with it being such an icon of the brand.

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Alan Moeller

By Alan Moeller

EV car evangelist! I read, watch, write, research and chat all things electric cars. Got a lead on a story? Shoot me a message on Facebook.

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