Already more than 10,000 copies of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz have already been sold, out of the 15,000 planned for Europe in 2022. All that, even before it arrives in concessions.
While some models sometimes struggle to find their customers, others, on the other hand, experience almost unexpected success. This is precisely the case of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz, which is almost out of stock in Europe, just a few months after its revelation.
A dazzling success
Indeed, according to the very serious site Automotive Newsthe electric van would have had no trouble conquering the crowds and would be almost sold out in the entire Europe. While Volkswagen has planned to produce 15,000 copies on the Old Continent by the end of the year, no less than 10,000 units have already been pre-ordered by customers..
Unsurprisingly, it is in Norway that the descendant of the Volkswagen Combi is most successful, since the country represents no less than a third of reservations with a total of 3,400 copies sold. It is then followed by Germany, with 2,500 reservations, then by the Netherlands, where 1,100 order forms have already been filled. With 1,000 units, Belgium arrives at the bottom of the podium, while France and the UK are not represented, as orders have not yet opened.
A great success for this Volkswagen ID. Buzz, which could therefore soon be out of stock even though it is not yet available in concessions. If production started in Maythe first deliveries will not start before the end of the year. With so many orders, the electric van and its van version is still far behind the stars of the market, the Tesla Model Y and Model 3, which have sold 44,468 and 39,897 units since the start of the year. However, it should be remembered that orders for the ID Buzz have only been open since May and for a vehicle that has never been seen on the roads or in concessions. For comparison, more than 22,000 copies of the Volkswagen ID.4 have been sold since January 1, according to Jato Dynamics.
Acceleration of production
However, if you feel like driving a Volkswagen ID.Buzz, but you are afraid of not being able to order your copy, rest assured. Indeed, Automotive News points out that the Wolfsburg firm plans to step up the pace and produce 60,000 new units next year at its Hanover plant. Eventually, no less than 160,000 copies will be assembled each year, according to the manufacturer’s forecasts.
As a reminder, the electric van is displayed from 56,990 euros in its version intended for individuals and at 47,990 euros excluding VAT in its Cargo version intended for professionals. A price that does not take into account the ecological bonus of 2,000 euros.
Only the Pro version will be marketed at launch, then carrying a 77 kWh battery allowing it to display a range on the WLTP cycle of 421 km. This can then be charged from 5 to 80% in just 30 minutes with a maximum power of 170 kW. The van version has the same battery capacity and can travel 425 km on a single charge. It is still possible to register for pre-reservations by filling out a short form on the Volkswagen website.
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