ID. Buzz Cargo awarded 'International Van Of The Year 2023'

Volkswagen’s headline-grabbing electric commercial van, the ID. Buzz Cargo, has won further praise this week, taking out the International Van of the Year award in Europe.

Sep 22, 2022

The International Van of the Year (IVOTY) is voted on each year by a jury of 34 international commercial vehicle journalists. The ID. Buzz Cargo received the coveted award even before its market launch.

Due to arrive in New Zealand in 2023, more than 13,700 orders for the electric van have been received. Demand is split 50/50 between the lifestyle-focused ID. Buzz and commercially minded ID. Buzz Cargo.

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo has been awarded the prestigious ‘International Van Of The Year 2023’ (IVOTY) industry prize at a glitzy event in Germany.

Carsten Intra, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), accepted the award from Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman of the IVOTY, at the VDA opening event "Stars of the Year".

The German Association of the Automotive Industry, or VDA, is a German interest group comprised from the German automobile industry, covering both vehicle manufactures and component suppliers.

Developed exclusively for battery-electric transport and available to fleet customers with a CO2-neutral balance sheet, the scene-stealing ID. Buzz Cargo received the coveted international award even before its market launch.

“We are honoured and proud to receive this award for the ID. Buzz Cargo. A huge thank you to the IVOTY jury and to everyone at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles who contributed in making the ID. Buzz Cargo the best van in its class,” said Carsten Intra upon receiving the award.

IVOTY-Chairman Jarlath Sweeney presented the award on behalf of the 34 international commercial vehicle journalists who make up the IVOTY jury.

“It’s not too often that a totally new van concept comes around and arouses so much attention in the marketplace. Congratulations to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle‘s development team on creating this unique vehicle,” he said.