European RV manufacturers have come out with some very different IDs. Buzz electric camper option. But what the world is really waiting for is the official Volkswagen ID. California. The good news is that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering an initial demonstration of the ID. Interior design of the Buzz camper. The bad news is – it’s not an ID card. The California, or vaguely related, but just a one-off psychedelic show car designed to add a splash of colorful advertising to this year’s PennFest music festival in Buckinghamshire, England. For better or worse, it does (sort of) harken back to the glory days of the V-Dub camper bus.
Far from being a functional camper van, Volkswagen’s new “Glamper Van” features a wavy, ultra-bright multi-tone wrap on the outside and a colorful rose-float inside. For actual camping, the only thing that’s useful is that fluffy couch that looks like it can transform into a bed with a kick of its heel—true Summer of Love wagon style. A vibrant sphere of light behind the sofa emits the colors of a secondary rainbow.
Regardless, PennFest-goers won’t be camping out at the Glamper Van, as VW designed it to be an Instagram-friendly photo booth, hoping the sweaty, music-obsessed masses will stop by between shows to roll out some free social advertising to the world. The concept follows on from the same colorful Multivan “Pamper Van” that VW debuted at last year’s Conbury festival.
In addition to the Insta-Glamper, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will also have a standard ID. Buzz at the show, focused on how an electric mini MPV could be the perfect festival reveler. The festival takes place from July 21st to 22nd.
superior real ID. As for the Buzz camper, Dutch motorhome innovator Tonke recently teased its first Buzz-based electric camper, which will benefit from the extra dimensions of the long-wheelbase model VW introduced last month.
Future premieres of “Tonke’s ID” are still in the works. The Buzz camper preview isn’t any more detailed than Volkswagen’s Glamper Van. Tonke says it will focus on versatility, developing a van that is as good for camping as it is for everyday driving and mobile office. The camper will also offer all-wheel drive for a more all-season/terrain-capable e-cam experience.
Tonke was one of the first companies to convert the Mercedes-Benz EQV electric van into a camper, and also offers a camper based on the Volkswagen T6/6.1. Both vans feature an innovative swivel galley that supports indoor/outdoor cooking and an available twin-bed layout with a pop-up sleeper roof.
Tonke plans to launch the Buzz camper in early 2024. We’ll keep an eye out for more details as time approaches.