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Volkswagen announce new electric I.D. Buzz

Volkswagen have brought back their iconic Microbus - and made it electric.

The motoring company have announced they are reviving their popular Microbus and giving it some big updates, including making it able to run solely on electric.

Volkswagen CEO Dr Herbert Diess said: "After the presentations at the global motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, we received a large number of letters and emails from customers who said, 'please build this car'. The Microbus has long been part of the California lifestyle. Now we're bringing it back by reinventing it as an electric vehicle. The vehicle looks like a compact commercial van on the outside, even though it offers the generous interior space of a large SUV."

Whilst Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the North American Region, Volkswagen, added: "We are delighted that our parent company has taken the decision to produce the I.D. BUZZ. This vehicle is the perfect balance between emotion, usability and sustainability, while also showcasing our technological leadership. The high seating position, cargo capacity, overall versatility and all-wheel drive option packaged into such an appealing design is just what our customers want from us. And it's the perfect fit for the zero-emissions American lifestyle."

Inspired by the original Type 1, the new Microbus - dubbed the I.D. Buzz - has a light strip which surrounds the whole vehicle and gives it a different visual look. The LED headlights also have hexagonal segments, which look like "eyes" and shows the vehicle's status.

Dr Eckhard Scholz, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles CEO, shared: "Along with a minibus version, we'll also be offering an I.D. BUZZ CARGO variant for zero-emissions delivery of goods. With Level 3 autonomous capability, this is an ideal concept for an electric van, particularly for delivering packages and goods to the inner cities."

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