Milton Keynes, 16 August 2023 – Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. Buzz range took a double win at the 2023 Best Cars of the Year Awards.
Commended for its design aesthetic and sustainability credentials, the ID. Buzz was crowned ‘Best Car of the Year’, while the ID. Buzz Cargo took home ‘Best Light Commercial Vehicle’ after impressing the international judging panel with its strong electric performance and functionality.
To celebrate the prestigious accolade, the ID. Buzz will appear as a winner on the Best Cars of the Year stand at this month’s British Motor Show. Known for its driving experiences and displays, the Farnborough-based auto show runs from 17-20 August.
Commenting on the double victory, Mike Rutherford, Founder and Chair at the Best Cars of the Year Awards, said: “The 5-seat and Cargo versions of Volkswagen’s ID. Buzz are clear winners in their respective categories. The range is proof that an all-electric van can effectively combine style, sustainability, performance and practicality, making it an attractive choice in the commercial vehicle sector and beyond. Our international judging panel is proud that the ID. Buzz, as overall winner of the Best Car of the Year title, is going to be front and centre on our stand in Hall 1 at The British Motor Show!”
Tom Macintyre, Head of Product Planning at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Since the first concept for the ID. Buzz broke cover over 20 years ago, there has been growing excitement for this reincarnation of a classic. The reception it has received from the industry and our loyal fanbase has been nothing short of astonishing, and we’re delighted to receive such praise from The Best Cars of the Year and its esteemed panel for this, our first all-electric range.”
Featuring a 77kWh (net capacity) lithium-ion battery, the ID. Buzz line-up is capable of an all-electric range of up to 258 miles*, and can be charged from 5-80% in thirty minutes via rapid charging (170kW cable)**. Designed with sustainability and innovation in mind, the range arrives to customers with a carbon neutral footprint, incorporating a wealth of technology and driver assistance systems that make it a practical choice for both businesses and everyday life.
More information on the ID. Buzz range can be found here: