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Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo 2021 revealed

The ID Buzz Cargo shares a similar exterior style with the historic Kombi van, however that is where the similarities end.

Volkswagen Group has shown off yet another all-electric concept with the reveal of its new ID Buzz Cargo van at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hannover this week.

The close-to-production EV is designed for urban deliveries, and can carry a payload of up to 800kg.

It sits on the MEB electric vehicle platform that will underpin the entire first wave of ID models, as well as a number of EVs from Skoda, Audi and Seat.

Sharing similar dimensions and styling with the iconic Kombi van, the Cargo measures in at 5048mm long, 1976mm wide, 1963mm tall.

The vehicle features a large cargo box which can be accessed via a sliding door on the side, and twin barn doors at the back.

Performance figures are yet to be revealed, but the MEB platform uses a scalable underfloor battery system and in some applications provides a driving range of between 330km to 500km.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also revealed electric taxi versions of its Transporter and Caddy, a mild-hybrid Transporter, a hydrogen fuel-cell Crafter and a three-wheeled electric delivery bicycle.

VW's local arm has confirmed that it will import some models in the ID electric vehicle family from 2021, however it hasn't detailed the models in question.

The roll-out will most likely begin with the Golf-sized ID small car, which goes into production next year and will go on sale overseas in 2020.

In Europe, the ID Buzz Cargo is expected to launch around 2021, as Volkswagen Group begins to fulfill its promise to release 27 new all-electric vehicles by 2022.

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