we finally know the French prices, and it’s a good surprise

we finally know the French prices, and it's a good surprise

Volkswagen has just officially launched the IDs. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo in France. It is possible to pre-book the two vehicles today, for an entry ticket of 56,990 euros including tax for the ID version. Buzz for individuals and 47,990 euros excluding VAT for the Cargo version for professionals.

Volkswagen ID Buzz // Source: Volkswagen

We were eagerly awaiting the launch of Volkswagen IDs. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo (which we were able to approach closely) in France to find out the prices on the French market of the successor to the electrified version combi. It is rather a good surprise, because the first glimpse of the tariffs on the German market a few days ago let fear the worst.

Unfortunately, it is impossible for the moment to know the ecological bonus price deducted because we still do not know the date of the first deliveries nor moreover the evolution of the ecological bonus with the new government. Although Bruno Le Maire, reappointed as Minister of the Economy, has expressed his desire to extend the amount of 6,000 euros beyond July 1. We can therefore hope that that of 2000 euros, which concerns electric cars between 45,000 and 60,000 euros, will also be maintained.

At 56,990 euros, it is much cheaper than the Tesla Model Y Grande Autonomie marketed at a price of 62,990 euros. These are certainly two different types of vehicles but respond to common problems thanks to their large loading volumes and their carrying capacity of 7 passengers.

Note that on this subject, the 7-seater version of the ID. Buzz is not expected before 2023 and the 7-seater Model Y is still pending. If we compare the ID Buzz to the Multivan T7 Hybrid, the slight additional cost of the new electric combi seems justified to us.

ID Buzz. Pro for the launch in France

The Volkswagen press release allows us to know the list of standard equipment that will be intended for France as well as the options that will be offered to customers. It should be noted that only the Pro version of the ID. Buzz will be released at launch. This results in a battery with a capacity of 77 kWh and numerous packs and options as standard. France seems better off than Germany since the ID. Buzz Pro in French version will also be equipped with Infotainment and Comfort packs. We also note the presence of a type 2 charging cable – a priori in the form of a classic CRO – in addition to type 3 to be able to use public terminals as well as classic electrical outlets at home.

A WLTP range of between 347 and 377 km

Volkswagen also confirms the consumption figures, allowing us to estimate the WLTP range. Thus, the ID. Buzz Pro consumes, in the combined cycle, between 20.6 and 21.7 kWh/100 km, which gives autonomy – WLTP standard – between 355 km and 374 km thanks to the battery with a net capacity of 77 kWh. It’s a bit fair to consider a long road trip on the motorway, but sufficient for a trip on the secondary network, including close stages. And that’s without forgetting fast charging (given for a power of 170 kW) which should make it possible to go from 5% to 80% of battery in about 30 minutes according to Volkswagen.

The utility version, ID. Buzz Cargo, meanwhile, has a WLTP range of between 347 km and 377 km, a figure more or less identical to the version intended for individuals.

Where to buy the Volkswagen ID. Buzz

For pre-reserve IDs. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo, you have to go to the dedicated platform created by Volkswagen. The German brand announces that the configurator will be available during the day, but this is not yet the case at the time of writing these lines. So be patient, and to wait, you can relive the launch conference.

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