A person plugging charger into yellow and white VW ID. Buzz cargo
1,2

Our goal: Mobility that is not only electrified, but also sustainable

Our goal: Mobility that is not only electrified, but also sustainable

In order to achieve the common climate goals, a reduction in CO2 emissions is necessary in the transport sector. To do this, we are pursuing a holistic approach: we want to make mobility more environmentally friendly and efficient – and to do so in a sustainable manner. The new ID. Buzz Cargo is a good example of this comprehensive strategy. From innovative e-vehicles to sustainable recycling, we want to offer our customers everything from a single source, with almost no worries, in order to make the switch to climate-conscious e-mobility more attractive.

Innovative mobility with the ID. Buzz Cargo

Our 360° approach to e-mobility

Climate change is one of the greatest and most important challenges of our time. That is why we are committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and have set ourselves ambitious goals. We assume responsibility for the entire share of the value chain of our vehicles and want to be a company with a CO2-neutral balance sheet by 20503.

The new ID. Buzz is the first vehicle from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to be developed as an electric vehicle from the ground up - from the first sketch to the last touch. It is an elementary part of our holistic 360° e-mobility approach - from the supply chain to production and the use phase to recycling. Only through comprehensive sustainable action can we achieve our goals. 

  • The ID. Buzz is charged at a charge point.

    Mobile throughout Europe: conveniently charge on the go

    The ID. Buzz Cargo makes your commercial mobility even more flexible, with its ability to be charged when you’re stationary – for example at a public charging point on the motorway, at the supermarket or hardware shop, in a public car park or on a customer's street. 

    The maximum charging power for regular charging (AC) is up to 11 kW. With fast charging (DC) - for example on the motorway - it can take only about 30 minutes to charge the battery from 5% to 80%, providing  the maximum charging capacity of the ID. Buzz Cargo of up to 170 kW is available. 

    To make the charging process even easier, thanks to Plug & Charge 4 you only have to plug in the charging cable and charging starts. With this technology, your authentication data is stored in the vehicle so that the charging station can automatically recognise who you are. This convenient technology is being rolled out step by step via an ISO-certified standard so that you can use more and more Plug & Charge4 charging stations in the future. 

Batteries & recycling: reliable, durable, sustainable

Since modern e-vehicles like the new ID. Buzz Cargo are designed for long periods of operation, many potential customers often ask the question: how long does the battery last? 

With the new ID. Buzz Cargo you can rely on high quality. We guarantee a usable net battery energy content of at least 70% for its lithium-ion high-voltage battery for eight years or up to 160,000 kilometres driven5. The battery delivers high energy and power density, and in addition has high cycle stability, low self-discharge and is maintenance-free.

However, factors such as the number and type of charging processes (AC/DC), compliance with charging limits or ambient temperatures have an impact on their service life. This inevitably leads to a loss of range over time. However, this does not mean that old batteries are thrown away. 

On the contrary, they deliver a significant contribution to making our holistic strategy even more sustainable. This includes so-called second-life applications, in which we use batteries after their life in the vehicle, for example as a power storage device. At the same time, we strive to recycle a high proportion of raw materials when used. As a result, up to 97 percent of battery raw materials such as nickel, copper and lithium can already be recovered in our pilot plant in Salzgitter.

Next steps

Important information :

1.
ID. BuzzPro: Electricity consumption in kWh/100 km: 21.3-20.9(combined); Combined CO₂ emissions in g/km: 0;
2.
The vehicle illustrations show special equipment. Vehicles images are for illustration purposes only. Vehicles shown may not reflect UK specification.
3.
Carbon emissions will be avoided and reduced directly at Volkswagen where possible. Upstream suppliers are obliged correspondingly to avoid and reduce emissions. Carbon emissions that cannot be avoided and reduced at Volkswagen and by corresponding commitments in the supply chain will be offset to the equivalent amount in certified climate protection projects.
4.
Vehicle and charging station must have the Plug&Charge function.
5.
Within the scope of the guarantee and under the conditions and specifications listed there, Volkswagen AG grants the buyer of a brand new electrically powered BEV vehicle a guarantee for eight years (or up to 160,000 kilometers driven - whichever occurs first). that the usable net battery energy content does not fall below 70%.
  • Images are for illustration purposes only. Vehicle shown may not reflect UK specification.