Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveiled a new cargo bike alongside the I.D. BUZZ CARGO all-electric delivery van at last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show in the USA.
The retro-styled electric van was first seen as a styling study at the IAA Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show in September, but at LA VW took the concept further by adding a last-mile delivery option in the form of the CARGO e-BIKE – an electric cargo three- wheeler for urban use.
Dr Thomas Sedran, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management for VW Commercial Vehicles, said: “With the I.D. BUZZ CARGO, we are ultimately launching Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles into the new age of electric mobility and autonomous driving. This car has great potential for global success as a zero-emission transporter. This design icon is also giving electric mobility an unmistakable face.”
“The new CARGO e-BIKE also illustrates how Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles takes a comprehensive view of electric mobility and the transformation of the automotive industry. In the future, our electric programme will range from this ingenious, compact three-wheel cargo bike to models like the autonomously driving I.D. BUZZ CARGO and the e-Crafter, which has already been introduced in Europe and offers a maximum payload of 1.75 tonnes.
“The world is in motion. But what remains constant is the need for safe, efficient and convenient transportation of people and goods. That is what we want to provide.”