Volkswagen’s third electric car plant in Hanover, Germany, has launched ID. Buzz electric van last week. The passenger van is included in the identity card. Buzz Cargo, a commercial version of the factory-produced EV.
“Start of serial production of full electric ID. Buzz is an important milestone in the electrification of our fleet and production operations at Hanover, ”said Carsten Intra, Chairman of the Board of VW Commercial Vehicle. “Transport is the mainstay of the full operation of our plant and thus protects the future of the site.”
The Volkswagen plant in Hanover was built continuously for two years to prepare it for the transition to electric vehicles. However, production of the T6.1 has never stopped and it still continues.
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“We are currently releasing three Bullies [Multivan] Our plant has product lines with three different drive system concepts, ”said Joseph Baumert, Head of Production and Logistics, VWCV. “This complexity places great demands on our workforce.”
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles expects to issue 15,000 IDs. This year at the plant Buzz and ID.Buzz Cargos. When production is fully increased, it will be able to produce 130,000 electric vehicles a year.
“The beginning of the full production of the identifier. Buzz means a new icon has been launched at VWCV in Hanover, ”said Stavros Christidis, Chairman of the VWCV Working Council. “Bulli of the Future will protect jobs at our headquarters in Hanover.”
Delivery of an identity card. Prices for passenger cars in Germany, starting at 64,581 euros ($ 69,084 at current exchange rates), are expected to begin in the fall. Using a battery of 82 kW / h and 201 hp. (204 PS / 150 kW) and 229 pound-feet (310 Nm) of torque, the base model is suitable for a distance of 424 km (261 miles).
The van will also be available in the United States, with a localized version expected to be released next year. Reports suggest that VW may release the car along with the Atlas in Chattanooga, Tennessee.