Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is making strides towards expanding its electric vehicle (EV) range and increasing production of the ID. Buzz, its popular EV van. With over 32,000 units produced so far, the company is gearing up to reduce delivery times and make the ID. Buzz available in more countries. The CEO of VWCV, Carsten Intra, has confirmed that the manufacturer plans to build 44,000 ID. Buzz units in Hanover, which will enable the company to expand into new markets.
VWCV is looking to phase out the T6.1, its best-selling model to date, in mid-2024, after which production in Hanover will shift to focus on the ID. Buzz and the T7 Multivan. The company is aiming to build 650 to 700 ID. Buzz units per day from mid-2024, which will help reduce delivery times for the popular EV van. VWCV plans to build up to 1,000 vehicles per day in Hanover, but the company is already running at full capacity at its two plants in Poland.
The long version of the ID. Buzz will be presented in the summer of 2023 and launched in the USA in 2024, with plans to enter the Japanese market in the same year. VWCV is currently considering entering 15 other countries, with Turkey, Israel, and Singapore already confirmed as new markets for the company. The increased production and expansion into new markets should help VWCV meet the growing demand for EV vans.
In addition to expanding its EV range, VWCV is also looking to introduce a partially electric model. The company plans to offer the Caddy as a PHEV, following the Multivan. With these moves, VWCV is setting itself up as a leader in the EV commercial vehicle market.
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