Volkswagen has announced its plans to release a commercial version of its electric microbus to market at some point in the early 2020s. Last year, VW presented its concept for an electric update of the German carmaker’s classic Transporter van, the I.D. Buzz. The concept’s commercial twin will be called the I.D. Buzz Cargo.
According to VW, the I.D. Buzz Cargo will be equipped with a battery with a range of up to 340 miles per charge. A large solar roof panel will extend its daily range by an additional nine miles. The vehicle’s top speed will be electronically limited to 99mph.
The van will also come equipped with fast-charging capabilities. The I.D. Buzz Cargo can be charged to 80 percent capacity in just 15 minutes when hooked up to a 150kW fast-charge system. And if you’re buying the vehicle for haulage purposes, the interior comes fully-connected with a cargo tracking system that allows the passengers to track orders and manage online supply networks from inside the cockpit.
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