ID. Buzz Cargo was awarded the prestigious award for commercial vehicles ‘International Van Of The Year 2023’ (‘International Van Of The Year 2023’ or IVOTY).
Carsten Intra, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), received the award from Jarlath Sweeney, President of IVOTY, at the opening ceremony of the VDA ‘Star of the Year’.
A pan-European expert journalistic judging panel of 24 members collectively awarded the new fully electric ID. Buzz Cargo with 110 points, just ten ahead of its nearest challenger, the new Ford Pro E-Transit.
Renault Kangoo E-Tech Van, Nissan Townstar Zero-Emission and Mercedes-Benz eCitan jointly took third place. Other shortlisted candidates included new models from the Fiat Professional Doblò & Scudo range. Coincidentally, three places on the podium were filled by electric vans.
ID. Buzz Cargo received this prestigious international award even before it was launched on the market. The vehicle was developed exclusively for battery-powered electric transport and will be delivered to customers with a CO2 neutral balance sheet. Carsten Intra said: ‘We are honored and proud to receive this award for ID. Buzz Cargo. A big thank you!’ the IVOTY jury and everyone at Volkswagen commercial vehicles who contributed to the creation of the ID. Buzz Cargo which became the best van in its class.’
IVOTY President Jarlath Sweeney presented the award on behalf of the 24 international commercial vehicle journalists who make up the IVOTY jury: ‘It is not often that a completely new van concept appears and arouses so much attention in the market. Congratulations to the Volkswagen development team for creating this unique vehicle.’
Now in its 31st year, the main criteria for the ‘International Van of the Year’ award is the vehicle’s contribution to the efficiency, safety, sustainability and environmental standards of the light commercial vehicle sector. To be eligible, the vehicle must be new, in serial production by the end of the year for which it receives the award, as well as represent a significant technological innovation.
Source: AutoBlog by autoblog.rs.
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