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New to electric - Volkswagen electrified

Driving an electric vehicle

Driving electric is better for the environment, you, and your business. The costs of running an electric van are dramatically lower than their traditional counterparts. Plus, with a constantly growing network of public chargers available, charging has never been simpler.

Electric vans also perform impressively. Electric vehicles have higher torque, meaning they accelerate more quickly. The battery is housed beneath the van meaning there's no compromise on interior space.

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Why you should drive an electric van

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    Economical to run

    Electricity is cheaper than petrol. By driving electric, you could see a real money saving benefits for you or your business.

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    Great to drive

    As well as impressive performance and more space, electric vans have far fewer parts and are much easier to maintain and service.

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    Plenty of range

    The ID. Buzz can travel up to 257 miles (combined WLTP) on a single charge1.

How much does it cost to own an electric van?

Lower your costs

How much does it cost to own an electric van?

Lower your costs

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It isn’t just lower running costs that can save you money when you choose an electric van. Many public car parks offer free parking to electric vehicles. Electric vans are also exempt from London’s Congestion Charge as well as ULEZ charges in cities including Cardiff, Bristol, and Manchester.

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A range of benefits including free charging points, the relatively low cost of electricity compared to petrol, and the fact you'll be exempt from many of the UK's congestion and low emission zones, means you can make substantial savings by switching to electric

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Charging an electric van

Charging an electric van is simple and flexible. Whether you install a charger at home, at your workplace, or use a public charger while out on a job, charging is far cheaper than filling up with petrol.

To make the charging process even easier, thanks to Plug & Charge2you only have to plug in the cable and charging begins. This technology assigns authentication data to your vehicle, so that the charging station automatically recognises who you are, making charging even more convenient.

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How far can you go?

With a powerful 77 kWh battery, the ID. Buzz can travel up to 257 miles without needing to top up at a charging station. This makes it ideal for both short errands and longer journeys1.

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ID. Buzz

ID. Buzz Cargo

Available as a plug-in hybrid

Important information :

Official test (WLTP) electric range for the ID. Buzz. Max range (official WLTP) for ID. Buzz is 250 to 257 miles, depending on trim. [250 miles applies to Style and 257 miles applies to Life]. These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged to 100%. The ID. Buzz is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles, speed, vehicle and battery age and vehicle load. Data correct at [02/2024].  Zero emissions while driving. Fuel consumption for battery electric vehicles is not applicable. Figures quoted are subject to change due to ongoing approvals/changes and range of figures for a model may include options not available in the UK. Please consult your Van Centre for further information. The vehicle specification shown on the website and brochures may vary as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK review the model range line up throughout the year. Please ensure that you clarify the exact vehicle specification with your Volkswagen Van Centre at point of order. Lithium-ion batteries, of the type used in most electric vehicles (including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles electric vehicles) have a restricted lifespan. Battery capacity will reduce over time, with use and charging. Reduction in battery capacity will affect the performance of the vehicle, including the range achievable, and may impact resale value. New car performance figures (including battery capacity and range) may be provided for the purposes of comparison between vehicles. You should not rely on new car performance figures (including battery capacity and range), in relation to used vehicles with older batteries, as they will not reflect used vehicle performance in the real world. For further information on battery degradation/preservation and the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 8 year/100,000 mile battery warranty, please click https://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/en/electric-vans/should-you-go-electric/electric-vehicle-servicing/warranty.html
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