Just a few days ago we reported that VW had to temporarily pause production of its ID. Buzz had to pause temporarily. The cause was annoying battery faults. Now, however, the Wolfsburg-based carmaker seems to have got the assembly lines moving again. That should cause fans of the all-electric family bus to breathe a sigh of relief.
A one-week production pause
It’s not just fans of the spacious vehicle, which will probably start at a price of at least 64,600 euros, who should be happy about the resumption of production. VW itself is also pleased, of course. The company itself has confirmed to Automobilwoche magazine that, as of July 4, production of the ID. Buzz had restarted at the VW plant in Hanover. The cause of the temporary halt was probably annoying battery problems with the e-bus. It is now known, as a result of a report by the experts at Electrive.net, that the battery technology from a new supplier appears to have been defective.
But now the problem has been sorted out and production can continue as usual, he said. To fix the plight around the faulty batteries, they simply took care of replacements, he said. The defective batteries that caused the problem were not discarded because of safety concerns. Instead, they were noticed for their weaker performance. This resulted in the ID. Buzz was able to demonstrate a significantly lower range.
Battery diversity does not exist in the all-electric VW Bus
Many electric cars offer different battery and drive configurations to their potential buyers. In the case of the VW ID. Buzz, this has not been the case so far. Those who opt for the all-electric ID. Buzz can currently only order one battery size – the ID. Buzz Pro. The latter has an electric drive with 150 kW of power and a battery unit with a total capacity of 82 kWh. Thanks to 310 Nm, the spacious ID. Buzz in the Pro version should be relatively sporty on the roads. And it should also be able to go on vacation without any problems. After all, VW gives the ID. Buzz Pro a range of 421 km. Once the battery is empty, it should be possible to charge it from 5 to 80 percent within 30 minutes thanks to fast charging.