BBC One calls Top Gear the ‘biggest car show in the world’. The show has stood the test of time. It was launched way back in 2002; 32 seasons later, the show and brand that emerged from the entertaining series is still relevant. So when the folks at Top Gear claim a vehicle is the best of the year, that vehicle is worth checking out. Top Gear has voted an electric car from Volkswagen as the electric car of the year. This choice is big news for America’s electric future.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is Top Gear’s Electric Car of the Year
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is TopGear.com’s pick for the best electric car of the year. The publication picks the best electric car of the year based on models their team has tested and released sometime in the current year. This may seem puzzling to many American car enthusiasts because the ID. Buzz hasn’t been released yet, right?
According to Tomsguide.com, Volkswagen has released the ID. Buzz in the UK in 2022. Like most European vehicles, the ID. Buzz entered the European market before it could make its way to the United States. So the UK is already buzzing about the ID. Buzz, but what does that mean for us in the US?
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is buzz-worthy
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The Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric minibus, microbus, electric van, or whatever name you choose deserves all the attention it gets internationally. The ancestors of the electric vehicle go back to 1949 when the German car manufacturer Volkswagen released its first generation of buses on the world.
These microbuses evolved over generations and became sandpipers and family transporters for road trips. There is an entire international community of VW bus drivers who have built events and connections around this vehicle. The ID. Buzz takes a familiar silhouette and electrifies it, adding flair to the drivetrain and reinvigorating the design.
Ready to serve a new generation of drivers, the Volkswagen bus offers thrills and an experience that our great-grandparents may have had something to do with. Best of all, VW plans to offer multiple configurations, including larger versions of the bus, because when it comes to road tripping, the more the merrier. If nothing else, the VW ID. Buzz shows the German automaker’s commitment to taking its lineup into the electric future, be it a sedan, SUV or groovy (but somehow futuristic) microbus.
In short, Top Gear’s love for the ID. Buzz lets America know that our excitement over the name tag is justified. If people from across the pond are digging the Buzz, chances are many of us will enjoy it too.
Volkswagen has embraced the electric future
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Volkswagen was only involved with Dieselgate a few years ago, now it is one of the carmakers leading the way towards the electric future. The Volkswagen ID. 4 has been extremely popular internationally. Now it looks like the ID. Buzz can also have a major impact in the field of electric vehicles. Volkswagen is also behind one of the largest electric vehicle charging companies, Electrify America. VW is prepared for the electric future. Will it outpace US automakers because of vehicles like the ID. fuss? According to Car and driver, the ID. Buzz will be available in America in 2024.
Read more about the ID. Buzz in the next article below.
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