BERLIN – Volkswagen’s ID Buzz full-electric van is already sold out for months before the start of deliveries, with advance sales having now passed the 10,000 mark, led by demand in Norway, followed by Germany.
Around a third of the pre-orders have been placed in Norway, where 3,400 ID Buzz vehicles have been ordered. Germany follows in second place with 2,500 orders, a quarter of the total volume.
A further 1,100 orders came from the Netherlands and 1,000 from Belgium.
Employees at VW's plant in Hanover, Germany, where the ID Buzz is built, were informed of the news by an email from VW Commercial Vehicle’s head of sales, Lars Krause, according to a report in Automotive News Europe sister publication Automobilwoche.
"10,000 orders, without the car actually being at the dealer, let alone a customer having driven it," Krause wrote. "That is just impressive."
Series production in Hanover began in May, with the first vehicles set to be delivered in October.
By the end of the year, 15,000 vehicles will be produced, which means that more than two-thirds of them have already been sold.
Next year, 60,000 ID Buzz models will be produced, and later up to 130,000 a year.
"I am very pleased that the ID Buzz and the ID Buzz Cargo are already selling so well," Krause continued. "We are, after all, still in the launch phase, before the market launch."
"Pre-sales have not even started yet in France and the UK," he added.