Carbon-neutral footprint, non-animal materials. The ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are supplied on a carbon-neutral basis. What is meant by that is the compensation of emissions arising from production in the German Hannover plant, the manufacture of all modules in Volkswagen Group Components factories, and the transportation up to the point of handover to customers all over Europe. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has set itself the objective in Europe of reducing the carbon footprint of all vehicles across their entire life cycle by 40 per cent by 2030 compared with 2018. The ID. Buzz plays a key role in this. In essence, the electric drive system of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo works CO2-free on the road. The carbon footprint is especially small if the battery is charged using renewable energy.
In addition, Volkswagen is utilising a package of extremely innovative materials and processes that make both versions of the ID. Buzz one of the world’s most sustainable model lines. The array of such measures starts with completely forgoing any use of leather in favour of using materials of non-animal origin. The steering wheel rim is, for example, made of a synthetic material that looks as high in quality as leather and provides a similar feel. The materials used for some seat covers, floor coverings and for the roof liner of the ID. Buzz include materials created from recycled products. There is, for example, a fabric made of so-called SEAQUAL® yarn, the fibres of which consist c. 10 per cent of collected ocean plastics and c. 90 per cent of PES (recycled PET bottles). The seat covers with the name ArtVelours ‘ECO’ also consist 71 per cent of recycled materials.