World’s first ID. Buzz electrical camper opens new period of VW van life

World’s first ID. Buzz electrical camper opens new period of VW van life

On the identical time Winnebago was exhibiting one of many first potential all-electric American camper vans, German model Alpincamper was exhibiting the primary totally transformed Volkswagen ID. Buzz electrical camper van on the planet. It occurred on the identical CMT present that introduced us such novelties because the Spacecamper ebike RV and Alpine Cross Cabin idea van. Alpincamper’s ID. Buzz prototype suggests a promising future for tiny electrical RVing, packing in a compact, decentralized flooring plan that gives loads of consolation and functionality with out pointless weight or bulk.

Ever since Volkswagen first talked about plans for its very personal ID. Buzz camper van, anticipation has been constructing for ID. Buzz campers on the whole. Ququq launched the very first ID. Buzz camper van product ultimately 12 months’s Dusseldorf Caravan Salon, getting it to market shortly thereafter.

Ququq’s tackle electrical VW tenting is a detachable camper-in-a-box package, not a full-time conversion, so Alpincamper turns into the primary to point out a full-time ID. Buzz camper van. Alpincamper’s conversion is not as versatile as a detachable system just like the Ququq, however its everlasting set up does seem to supply less complicated, stealthier and extra comfy tenting.

At 185 in (471 cm), the ID. Buzz sizes considerably shorter than the Volkswagen Transporter and is nearer to a small van just like the VW Caddy. So camper conversions will look slightly completely different from the acquainted driver-side kitchen/rear bed-bench flooring plan nonetheless fairly in style within the newest VW T6.1 Transporter conversions.

Alpincamper makes the most of the VW ID. Buzz's limited space, opening up standing height with a central pop-up roof panel
Alpincamper makes the many of the VW ID. Buzz’s restricted house, opening up standing peak with a central pop-up roof panel


Alpincamper has gone with a small van answer we have seen a couple of times earlier than, planting a protracted couch on the motive force facet throughout from a passenger-side kitchen block. It opens the inside up for extra consolation and in-vehicle mobility with a small, chimney-like pop-up roof designed to clear central standing room with out the burden and complexity of a full-length pop-top. With no roof house for a mattress, that mini pop-up limits the van to sleeping two campers snugly on the slim double mattress that converts over from the sofa.

Alpincamper splits the kitchen throughout the aisle, placing the sink and single-place induction cooktop on the principle block and a Dometic drawer fridge beneath the couch. The all-electric gear eliminates the necessity for LPG to run kitchen gear, complementing the all-electric, no-emissions engineering of the ID. Buzz itself.

The main kitchen block includes a sink, induction cooker, work space and under-counter storage
The principle kitchen block features a sink, induction cooker, work house and under-counter storage


The Alpincamper Buzz additionally contains storage cupboards and cabinets. Ambient temper lighting provides heat, whereas the plaid upholstery and sea foam inexperienced furnishings injects some retro aptitude that remembers the good historical past of the pop-top Volkswagen bus camper.

Alpincamper has transformed the ID. Buzz Cargo reasonably than the passenger van, saving itself the necessity to take away a bunch of rear passenger seats. Two entrance seats would appear a lot because the camper solely sleeps two, however the Cargo comes customary with three and Alpincamper left that alone reasonably than switching to the optionally available two-seat cab. The Cargo’s 201-hp electrical motor and 82-kWh battery pack mix for as much as 264 miles (425 km) of estimated vary (WLTP).

Alpincamper’s design is only a prototype for now and doesn’t embody an MSRP. The ID. Buzz Cargo van itself begins at €54,430 (approx. US$59,250) after VAT.

Supply: Alpincamper through ADAC

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