Volkswagen Says Electric Microbus is Coming in 2022

By Staff  |  08/21/2017

After showcasing its I.D. Buzz concept earlier this year, Volkswagen has officially announced that it will move forward with production for the Microbus-inspired vehicle.

The electronic vehicle is expected to drop in 2022, with North America, Europe, and Asia as the target markets.

"We are delighted that our parent company has taken the decision to produce the I.D. BUZZ," said Volkswagen CEO of the North American Region, Hinrich J. Woebcken, said in a written statement. "This vehicle is the perfect balance between emotion, usability and sustainability, while also showcasing our technological leadership. The high seating position, cargo capacity, overall versatility and all-wheel drive option packaged into such an appealing design is just what our customers want from us. And it’s the perfect fit for the zero-emissions American lifestyle."

Additionally, Woebcken said the car maker is planning a cargo version of the I.D. Buzz, allowing the zero-emission vehicle to be used for work purposes as well.

Being the I.D. Buzz sports electric components, there will be more room inside, meaning even more space for passengers than the original. "The vehicle looks like a compact commercial van on the outside, even though it offers the generous interior space of a large SUV," Volkswagen CEO Hubert Diess said.

Lastly, Volkswagen Buzz I.D. will also be capable of level 3 autonomous driving.