Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has provided an update regarding the ID request. Buzz, revealing that he currently has around 12,500 pre-orders for the electric van, up from 10,000 a month ago.
Interestingly, nearly half of them – over 6,000 – are for the ID. Buzz Cargo VWCV boss Carsten Intra told Germany Automobilwoche (Going through Electrif). The executive also revealed that the delivery time of the ID. Buzz is currently about six months old.
For an order placed now, delivery is expected at the end of the first quarter of 2023, in March or April. However, the first reservation holders will start getting their ID. Buzz electric vans from November 2022. Volkswagen will first ship vehicles to its dealers for use as demonstrators, starting at the IAA Transportation show in Hannover.
“Of the approximately 15,000 vehicles we will build in 2022, not all of them can be delivered to customers immediately. We have to stock dealers first. So the first 6,000 vehicles will go to showrooms, then the customers will come.”
As we previously reported, production for calendar year 2022 is all but sold out already, with Carsten Intra reiterating that automaker’s surprise at the strong demand for the ID. Buzz despite the fact that there are currently no vehicles in dealerships and no customers have seen, touched or driven the electric van.
The German automaker also revealed details of the planned production ramp-up at the Hannover plant. According to Intra, the facility is currently building 100 IDs. Buzz vehicles per day, a number that should increase to 200 units per day by the end of the year. But the real increase in production will come in 2023.
“And next year we’re really going to ramp it up. It should be heading towards 100,000 already.”
Eventually, VWCV plans to manufacture up to 130,000 IDs. Buzz a year in Hannover.
In the future, the automaker is already considering expanding its capabilities to conquer new markets in Asia, such as Japan, China, Thailand and Malaysia. As a result, the Hannover plant may not be the only one making the identification. Buzz, with the Poznan plant in Poland named by Intra as the only other site likely to get the ID. Buzz.
As for the possibility of making the ID. Buzz in the US, Intra said this may come into question after US sales launch in 2024.