In the coming years, electric vehicles are increasingly becoming a common choice. However, there are still limited options for large electric vehicles suitable for families. The 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz aims to fill this gap in the market. Its design pays homage to the iconic Type 2 Microbus, also known as the VW Bus, with a retro look. The spacious cabin will include flexible seating and three rows. The ID.Buzz will be available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations, with an expected driving range of around 260 miles. When charged with a DC fast-charger, the van’s battery is projected to go from 10 to 80 percent in 30 minutes. Volkswagen also plans to introduce plug-and-charge technology, which eliminates the need for an app or card for payment at the charging station.
In 2024, the long-awaited return of the Volkswagen van to the U.S. market will take place with the release of the ID.Buzz, but the pricing and available trims are yet to be announced. Based on current EV market trends, it is anticipated to start at around $40,000.
The ID.Buzz will utilize Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform, offering a single rear-mounted electric motor with 282 horsepower in the base model and an all-wheel-drive configuration with around 330 horsepower. The standard 86.0-kWh battery pack is expected to provide at least 260 miles of range per charge.
The interior of the ID.Buzz is designed to be spacious and adaptable, featuring three rows of seats with room for seven passengers. Notable standard features include a 10.0-inch digital gauge cluster, customizable ambient lighting, and massaging front seats.
Infotainment is primarily operated through a 12.9-inch touchscreen, and standard features are expected to include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless device charging. Safety features such as forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control will be standard.
Warranty coverage includes a limited warranty for four years or 50,000 miles, powertrain warranty for four years or 50,000 miles, and eight years or 100,000 miles of coverage for the electric components. Additionally, Volkswagen provides two years or 20,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance.