Can you make the VW ID Buzz into a family camper?
With the launch of the jaw-droppingly beautiful VW ID Buzz, everyone seems to be asking the same question: Can you make the VW ID Buzz into a campervan?
Yes you can! And we have!
With over five years experience building beautiful artisan micro-campers, from the Volkswagen Caddy range, we were literally ‘buzzing’ to learn about the ID Buzz hitting the electric vehicle market.
ID Buzz Campervan interior photos
We’re delighted to reveal our conversion of this spectacular vehicle, which we carried out for electric campervan hire business Wild Drives.
The VW ID Buzz is a ground-breaking medium-sized electric vehicle reminiscent of the much-loved VW Type 2 ‘Split Screen’ campers.
The conversion of the interior was carried out by ourselves and features an interior made from modern ply laminate and bamboo worksurfaces for a bright and retro feel.
THIS CONVERSION FEATURES:
- 2 SLEEPING BERTHS
- 2000 WAT INVERTER
- 100AMP LITHIUM LESUIRE BATTERY
- SINK & 30 LITRE WATER TANK
- 110 WATT SOLAR PANEL
- INDUCTION HOB
- SPACE SAVING HANDMADE SLAT BED (DOUBLES AS SEATING AREA)
- HANDCRAFTED CARPENTRY CABINETS IN YOUR CHOICE OF STYLE
- FORBO FLOORING
- BAMBOO WORK SURFACES
- USB & 240V 3 PIN PLUG SOCKETS
- FLIP UP TABLE
- NATURAL FIBRE INSULATION
- FSC WOODWORK THROUGHOUT
- LOADS OF STORAGE
- PIN SPOT AND FLAT LED LIGHTS
- REAL BAMBOO CEILING
On top of its undeniable good looks, the van offers a powerful lithium battery and a solar panel system on the roof, making the camper functional as a totally off-grid experience without burning fossil fuels.
Please get in contact if you’d like to learn more about the bespoke conversions we offer via email@example.com
Electric campervan converters
At Love Campers we’ve already carried out plenty of electric camper conversions on the Nissan E-NV200 and the Citroen E-Dispatch. Check out our gallery below.
With its classic hippy style it’s reminiscent of the much-loved VW Type 2 from all the way back in 1950. However, with the Buzz, the iconic Type 2 Bus look receives a modern and slick makeover with state-of-the-art technologies which make it groundbreakingly futuristic.
For classic camper enthusiasts like ourselves, the ID Buzz really got our innovative minds in gear!
Fitting a camper into the ID Buzz
As it was the first time we’d got our hand on such a special vehicle, Technical Director Darren and the team of carpenters at Love Campers had to invent a new design with lots of innovative twists on our usual layouts. We had to take special care to make the payload of the vehicle as light as possible, so as not to affect the driving range.
We used the ID Buzz Cargo van for this conversion which is a panel version of the vehicle. It has three seats across the front and a medium size loading bay behind. The van has a similar footprint to the Caddy Maxi Life, with an interior load size more like the larger VW Transporter. This meant we could give a slightly different twist to one our existing Zanzibar layout.
We were looking to build on our extensive micro camper and VW experience, and add something a little unique to our take on the ID Buzz interior. We have a vision for a light, streamlined style drawing inspiration from both classic boats and the nostalgic VW Bus interiors of bygone years – something that really plays around with the theme of mixing up the old with the new.
This is why we chose to mirror the split tone of yellow and white for the interior as well as the exterior wrap.
This cutting edge design of the VW ID Buzz is part of our latest venture, The Campervan Lab – a space where luxury, innovation and sustainability combine, to create the campervans of the future.
Will the VW ID Buzz make a good campervan?
Yes! Our ID Buzz design makes a fantastic campervan for frequent adventures. With a driving range of around 150 miles it makes sense to plan your weekend getaways using the Zapp App to map out your journey with intervals for charging.
What we love most about the ID Buzz is that it’s so compact and versatile that it can be used as an everyday family car as well as the perfect getaway camper. At 4.7m long and almost two metres wide (plus a near-3m wheelbase) it’s small enough to work on the roads as a micro camper, but thanks to VW situating the engine towards the rear of the vehicle, it has a roomy interior, more like campers with a far larger footprint.
In comparison to the other base vehicles we specialise in, it’s about 20cm longer than a VW Caddy van and 20cm shorter than a VW Transporter, so it fits between the two. The Caddy has a 3m-squared space, the ID Buzz Cargo offers a 4m-squared space. The ID Buzz has a WLTP range of around 280 miles.
With our previous electric van conversions, we’ve added solar panels to take our vans to the next level, charging fridges, hobs, and even electric bikes with our solar panel system.
Our Love Campers ID Buzz campervan conversion will be able to function purely off-grid, giving you maximum flexibility.
A smooth driving experience
Since it’s been available to test drive, we’ve been pleased to read many reviews on the vehicle confirming that the drive experience matches the quality of its breathtaking visuals, with the likes of Top Gear reporting that the ID Buzz ‘drives smoothly, cleanly and lightly’.
Top Gear magazine awarded the ID Buzz the prestigious accolade of ‘Electric Car of the Year’ with Ollie Marriage describing it as the best drive of any van he’s tested:
“It drives better than any van, is swift enough, has winning cabin design and packaging, but mostly is a brighter, more engaging way for a family to travel.” Marriage, said in the Top Gear review.
An electric future!
It’s been really exciting working on the ID Buzz and we hope it’s the first of many conversions we get to carry out on this distinctive vehicle.
It was a really special project to work on, partly down to the fact it got our creative juices pumping, but also because it sparks hope for a more environmentally conscious industry as a whole.
Be one of the first to have an electric campervan!
Electric campers are still super rare! If you’d like to be one of the first to own an electric camper and would like us to convert it for you, please get in touch with us as we’d love to help. Let us know before you buy the base vehicle so we can make sure that it is going to work for your needs.
If you’re not in the market for an electric vehicle right now, but you’re interested in a sustainable alternative, have a look at our off-grid solar paneled conversions.
If you’d like a camper you can use as your every day vehicle we’d recommend our Caddy micro campers. We often have these available to purchase immediately so it’s worth giving us a call to see if we’ve got one at the moment.
Our existing VW Caddy collection
You can find out more about our established micro-camper collection in a write up from our friends over at Van Life Adventures. Editor, Shane Davis from Van Life Adventures said:
“Love Campers are currently dominating the UK conversion market for micro-campers and have designed several configurations using the long wheelbase Volkswagen Caddy.”
Read the full review from Van Life Adventures here.