Award received by CEO Carsten Intra at the IAA Transportation
The ID.Buzz Cargo has been awarded the prestigious industry prize, and named “International Van Of The Year 2023” (IVOTY). 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” on Monday.
The ID.Buzz Cargo received this coveted international award even before its market launch. The vehicle has been developed exclusively for battery-electric transport and will be handed over to customers with a CO2-neutral balance sheet. Carsten Intra: “We are honored 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 to making the ID. Buzz Cargo the best van in its class.”
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.”
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – As a leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand (VWCV) is reshaping the transportation of goods, services and people in a fundamental and lasting way. Our vehicles transport construction workers, families and adventurers, bread rolls, parcels and surfboards. Every day they help countless people all over the world to do a good job, they operate as mobile workshops and they bring paramedics and police personnel to wherever they are needed. At our sites in Hanover (D), Poznań (PL), Września (PL) and Pacheco (ARG), around 24,000 employees produce the Transporter, the new Multivan, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok model lines, and since May 2022 the ID. Buzz – the fully electric version of our iconic Bulli. Within the Volkswagen Group, VWCV is also the lead brand for autonomous driving and for mobility offerings such as Mobility-as-a-Service and Transport-as-a-Service – areas in which we are shaping the future of mobility. In this way, the brand is transporting the society of tomorrow with all its requirements for clean, intelligent and sustainable mobility. It is this that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stands for with its brand promise: We transport success, freedom and future.