Volkswagen wants to reinvent local deliveries with its I.D. Buzz Cargo, an electric delivery van. First shown at a commercial vehicle expo in Hannover in September, the Buzz Cargo is making its U.S. debut at the L.A. Auto Show.
This time, the Buzz Cargo concept has been reimagined as a support vehicle for the record-setting electric I.D. R race car. Which is fun, I guess.
As before, it can get anywhere from 200 to 340 miles of range (depending on how much you want) and can be RWD or AWD. With 201 hp, a solar roof, an I.D. Pilot autonomous mode, and a plug to charge your power tool batteries, VW says it could be ready for production in 2022.
The brand specifically mentions that it could be ready for sale in Europe, but you don’t see many VW Amaroks here, so I wouldn’t expect to see too many I.D. Buzz Cargos on sale in America, either.
The Buzz Cargo was joined in L.A. by another delivery vehicle: the Cargo e-Bike. The e-Bike, as the name suggests, will be powered by both pedals and electricity and market introduction is expected as early as next year.
Why? We were wondering the same thing. Volkswagen says that the bike will be able to go places the I.D. Cargo or other trucks/vans can’t go.
It’s a pretty clever use of the electric bike idea because rather than just hauling people who lost their license for (ahem) whatever reason, it will haul up to 463 lbs or 17.7 cu-ft of stuff. Better yet, the storage platform is stabilized, so it won’t fall over in the turns.
“It’s the perfect vehicle for that last mile, part of our vision of micro-mobility for the future,” VW writes in a statement. The e-Bike would presumably be useful in less affluent or very densely populated cities.