The new ID. Buzz Cargo concept
A revolution in light commercial vehicles
The ID. Buzz Cargo promises to be one of the most advanced light commercial vehicles ever made. This exciting new concept features intelligent storage, an integrated driver’s workstation, augmented reality (AR) head-up display and the ID. Pilot self-driving mode, in addition to the exceptional space and iconic design you have come to expect from Volkswagen.
Built for business
The ID. Buzz Cargo concept vehicle has a payload of 800kg, is 5,048 mm long, 1,976 mm wide, 1,963 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 3,300 mm.
Like all members of the ID. Family, the ID. Buzz Cargo has an exceptionally large interior. Thanks to the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), the battery is integrated into the vehicle floor, lowering the vehicle's centre of gravity for superior handling. A rear axle steering system combined with the large turn-in angle of the front wheels, gives the concept in an extremely small turning circle of less than 10.0 metres – ideal for manoeuvring in the city. With the MEB it is possible – dependent on battery size and the model concerned – to achieve ranges of about 330 to over 500 km (as per WLTP).
Symmetrical rear wing doors make it ideal for pulling right up to loading ramps. There is also an optional workbench that folds out from the rear doors and high-performance work tools can be supplied with power from 230V electrical sockets (16A) via the battery.
The ID. Buzz Cargo is the ideal combination of commercial purpose and iconic design. The backlit Volkswagen logo on the front and the LED daytime running lights in the headlights and front bumper gives the vehicle a strikingly different appearance that feels unmistakeably progressive while embodying Volkswagen’s unmistakeable DNA.
Fast charging, zero emissions
The ID. Buzz Cargo is a zero emissions vehicle, making it a huge step forward in sustainable commercial driving. The 48-kWh battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 15 minutes using a 150 kW DC fast charging system. It will also charge from any conventional household socket, and from a range of compatible charging stations and wallboxes. The future production version will feature inductive (contactless) charging. The concept also has a solar module on the roof that can generate enough energy to extend range by up to 15 km a day.
Next generation driving
The ID. Buzz Cargo automatically recognises authorised individuals who have the digital key on their smartphone. Once inside, the cabin features a familiar driver's seat and a double bench-seat configuration, but that is where the familiarity ends. The middle seat folds down to reveal a workplace with an integrated laptop, and in fully autonomous ID. Pilot mode, the instrument panel folds away and the driver’s seat rotates to allow the driver to work on the move.
The augmented reality (AR) head-up display projects the instrument panel in 3D over the road ahead, positioning key information right where the driver needs it, in their line of sight. The steering dispenses with the traditional spoked wheel in favour of a multi-functional touchpad. Rear-view mirrors are also a thing of the past, replaced by cameras and screens. Features such as infotainment and climate control are operated through a portable, integrated tablet.
We have created an intelligent new shelving system for the ID. Buzz Cargo, in partnership with equipment specialist Sortimo. The system can ‘talk’ to your company’s order management system, theoretically making it possible to carry out stock checks on the move. The Pick-by-Light function helps you locate tools and products faster, while the Safety Check function alerts you to any unsecured tools or missing parts before you start your journey. Anything removed from the shelves is automatically registered, the working times recorded and invoices issued.
Using ID. Pilot autonomous driving, it is possible for the driver to accept, schedule and process orders from the driver's workplace while on the move. Quick taking of orders is made possible through a flexible, integrated procurement planning system. The ID. Buzz Cargo will also carry out optimum, flexible route planning to improve efficiency on the road.