Most camper vans integrate diesel and propane tanks, but you won't find them on this rig. It runs solely on electric juice from a 77 kWh battery. The company claims a WLTP range of 208 miles (335 km), with a charge time from 5% to 80% battery taking only 30 minutes.
Dvan claims its creation is the "future of transportation and adventure" - let's see how comfortable and enjoyable it truly is. Will from Will's Whereabouts got his hands on the van and camped in it overnight. Apparently, he's the first person to test out the new ID. Buzz camper van.
It can sleep up to four people due to its unique pop-top roof. It's the perfect throwback to the vehicle from which the ID. Buzz was inspired by the 1950s Volkswagen T1. There's no electric system that pops the roof open, so you'll have to do that with your own muscles.
This mechanism makes a significant difference, creating more space once it's open. You can even stand up while inside if you're not very tall. There are two beds in the pop-top, and they're big enough to fit two adults. Like in most pop-top roofs, you'll find zipped "windows" complete with a mosquito net, letting plenty of light shine inside.
Despite the small size of the ID. Buzz, this camper van's creators still managed to fit essential equipment. A galley features a tiny sink, an induction hob, and a 12 V compressor fridge. Moreover, the van is fitted with 8 gallons (30 liters) of water storage.
Two cabinets are integrated into the galley, one of which houses the generator that runs off the 12 V and the 230 V power systems. Moreover, a 165 W solar panel on the roof helps juice up the batteries.
As you've already seen, there's hardly any space to use as a countertop or table. You'll have to pop the trunk, get the table from there, and attach it to a designated slot in the galley.
In most camper vans, you get a single sliding door. With the ID. Buzz, you get two of them, and the makers of this vehicle took this opportunity to install a neat mechanism. So, if you open the door behind the galley, you can pull two handles to completely lower the part of the galley with the sink and the induction hob.
The driver's cabin features a minimalistic, futuristic, yet practical design. You'll notice a small monitor as a center console and some USB C plugs.
You don't need your camper to be fast, but if there was a leaderboard with the fastest ones, this ID. Buzz would surely be at the top, with a 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) acceleration taking just five seconds.
Needless to say, it's extremely challenging, if not impossible, to live in this ID. Buzz camper van full-time. There's no chance of going off-road or off-grid either, as you'll always have to plan your trip to have a charging point nearby. Furthermore, you don't have a bathroom, so you won't be able to take care of your hygienic needs properly.
That being said, it's a cool concept and can serve as a good option for a weekend getaway, although it's quite pricey. You can discover more information about it on the manufacturer's website. I'm sure we'll see an increasing number of electric campers on the market, but for now, they're simply no match for their traditional ICE counterparts.