Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ID. Buzz was named Best Electric Car at the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2022.
The prestigious Marie Claire Sustainability Awards celebrate organisations who go above-and-beyond with sustainable practices, as well as products which contribute to making the world a more sustainable place.
“Second-life plans for the ID. Buzz, combined with fantastic design, prove that electric vehicles with built-in sustainable futures don’t have to be the hair-shirt option,” says Marie Claire’s Sustainability Awards judge and Auto Trader editorial director, Erin Baker. “Bi-directional integrated charging also gets a big tick from us”.
“A leap ahead of its competitors and competitively priced, with a plethora of storage configurations for every purpose, it makes zero-emission vehicle replacement a reality for commercial fleets,” adds Dave Coleman, Sustainability Awards judge and managing director of the Carbon Literacy Project.
Jess Mainard, ID. Buzz Product Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious accolade from Marie Claire. Our ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are game-changing models for us, paving the way for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ electrification journey. Everything from the design, to manufacturing, to the on-road performance has considered sustainability from the offset, enabling us to produce a product which is comfortable and convenient for our customers, whilst also contributing to a reduced C0₂ footprint”.
Built on Volkswagen’s electric-first Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), the ID. Buzz is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ first all-electric model, providing customers with the ability to travel in a stylish, zero-emission vehicle. Charging capabilities of the vehicle enable the battery to be charged from 5% to 80% in approximately 30 minutes, via 170kW DC rapid-charging station (direct current).
In this vehicle, charging is designed to be a simple and useful part of the customer ecosystem. Plug & Charge functionality allows authentication, charging and billing to take place automatically when the ID. Buzz is plugged into a compatible charging station. Furthermore, the ID. Buzz is bi-directional (Vehicle-to-Home) charging ready.
The ID. Buzz interior features leather-free and synthetic materials created from recycled products, including fabric made of SEAQUAL yarn – made up of ocean plastics and recycled PET bottles, whilst the underbody tray is also made of 99% recycled materials.