Important Volkswagen Group component sites have started producing key parts for the long-awaited ID. Buzz.
The all-electric van is currently being built at VW’s electric vehicle factory in Hannover, Germany. The separate locations in Braunschweig, Kassel, Salzgitter and Hanover that supply the most important components for the electric vehicle help make production possible.
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Volkswagen Group Components is responsible for manufacturing the ID’s front and rear axle assemblies. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo. These components are built on a new axle assembly line in Barsinghausen and in the near future around 200 employees from a component factory in Hanover will start mounting the axles for the ID. Buzz.
The car manufacturer’s location in Hanover will start assembling the ID. Buzz’s MEB systems in 2024 and is already working on flexible fast charging stations.
Elsewhere, the VW Group’s Kassel plant manufactures the powertrain components for the MEB platform and will also handle production of the pulse inverter for the brand’s future module electric drive array, taking responsibility of the “brain” of the electric powertrain. VW’s Braunschweig site has also been tasked with developing and manufacturing key battery systems, while its Salzgitter plant will produce the basic components of the MEB system. This factory will also be converted into the European battery hub of the Volkswagen Group and will start producing battery cells in 2025.
Volkswagen plans to produce 15,000 IDs. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargos at its Hannover plant this year, but importantly, the site has the capacity to produce up to 130,000 electric vehicles a year if demand is high enough.
European deliveries from ID. Buzz will start in the fall from €64,581 ($69,084) in Germany. The standard model is powered by an 82 kWh battery and a single electric motor developing 201 hp and 229 lb-ft (310 Nm) of torque, allowing it to travel up to 424 km (261 miles) on a charge.