Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland cut price of ID. Buzz Cargo

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland has introduced price reductions on its award-winning ID. Buzz Cargo that will save customers up to €24,000.

Volkswagen’s zero-emission all-electric commercial vehicle, which was elected International Van of the Year 2023 and won the subsequently the Irish Van of the Year 2023 award, is now available from €48,495 after grants and €39,915 excluding VAT and including grants for commercial buyers. In addition, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland, in conjunction with Volkswagen Financial Services, has introduced 0 per cent finance on selected models, making it easier than ever to switch to sustainable motoring for businesses.

These price changes represent a significant reduction in retail price of the ID. Buzz Cargo and showcase Volkswagen’s commitment to lead the way in the migration of Ireland’s commercial vehicle fleet from diesel to electric power.

ID. Buzz Cargo revolutionises urban deliveries

The ID. Buzz Cargo offers modern mobility for almost every trade, even when longer distances are required.  It can travel up to 425km on a single charge. Three seats up front and a fixed partition separating occupants from the 3.9 m3 cargo space are among the distinctive features of this game-changing, zero emissions van.

Despite compact dimensions, it is capable of carrying two Euro pallets in the back, redefining commercial mobility by providing Ireland’s small and medium-sized businesses with the perfect fleet solution.

Commenting on the recent price reduction, Paul Hunt, Brand Director for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Ireland, said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for Irish businesses to drive more sustainably. Designed from the ground up with innovative cargo space, an integrated workstation, and a host of driver assistance systems, the ID. Buzz Cargo makes for the perfect all-electric commercial vehicle.  And now with an ever more affordable ex. VAT price starting from €39,915 inclusive of grants, the ID. Buzz Cargo is the perfect vehicle for Irish commercial vehicles users to now seriously consider the move from diesel to electric power.”

Platinum safety rating sets the bar for commercial vehicles

The ID. Buzz Cargo from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivers in many ways: not only goods and services for its users, but also in terms of safety. In tests by independent safety watchdog Euro NCAP, the ID. Buzz Cargo received a Platinum rating.

The electric delivery van’s lane-keeping capabilities and occupant monitoring system distinguish it from other commercial vehicles. The ID. Buzz Cargo has a Blind Spot Assist system on board. In addition, thanks to a camera system and digital mapping, the vehicle reacts to oncoming traffic when turning and dynamically adapts its speed when driving. Overall, the ID. Buzz Cargo achieved a score of 83 per cent in the Safety Assist category thanks to its camera and radar systems.

A tailored solution for business of all sizes

Built in Hannover, Germany, the ID. Buzz Cargo is offered as standard with three seats in the cab: the driver’s seat plus a double bench seat. If desired, buyers can specify a single seat for the front-seat passenger. Behind the seats, a fixed partition separating the passenger space from the cargo bay. This partition is optionally available with a window and/or an opening through which items can be loaded.

The ID. Buzz Cargo is fitted with a wide-opening rear hatch and a sliding door on the passenger side. The van is optionally available with an additional sliding door on the driver’s side and with rear wing doors.

Modern mobility for the digital age

Based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB), the ID. Buzz Cargo sits on a state-of-the-art electric platform. The battery has a net energy capacity of 77 kWh (82 kWh gross), providing a range of up to 424km. Energy efficiency is from 22.2 to 20.4 kWh/100 km. Meanwhile, a charging capacity of 170Kw means charging from 5 per cent battery to 80 per cent can be achieved in just 30 minutes.

Compact, practical and brimmed full of useful tech

At 1,951 mm in height, the ID. Buzz Cargo is ideal for urban life. Capable of using multi-storey car parks, it has a maximum payload of 648 kg. Loads can be secured via lashing rings in the floor and rails on the side walls.

The ID. Buzz Cargo has up to five USB-C ports: one on the left on the instrument panel, two above the smart phone tray, one in the front-passenger door and another in combination with the rain sensor in the rear-view mirror mount. All USB-C ports (with the exception of the 15-watt one in the rear-view mirror mount) use the latest USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) charging standard. Depending on the device connected, they give a power output of up to 45 watts, enabling occupants to charge laptops, tablets, game consoles and phones three times as quickly as using conventional USB-C ports.

Larger electrical items can be charged using an optional 230-volt socket housed within the frame of the front-passenger seat. Unlike in the case of vehicles with internal combustion engines, the 230-Volt connection in the electric ID. Buzz can also be used with the motor turned off.

A new benchmark in sustainability

Use of sustainable materials was key to the ID. Buzz’s development. Leather has been replaced by materials of non-animal origin. The steering wheel rim is made of a synthetic material that looks as high in quality as leather and provides a similar feel. The materials used for some seat covers, floor coverings and for the roof liner include materials created from recycled products. For example, the SEAQUAL yarn used in the interior consists of recycled PET bottles (90 per cent) and collected ocean plastics (10 per cent). ArtVelours seat covers are composed of 71 per cent recycled materials.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has set itself the objective in Europe of reducing the carbon footprint of all vehicles across their entire life cycle by 40 per cent by 2030 compared with 2018. The ID. Buzz Cargo plays a key role in this achieving this ambitious target.