Volkswagen—in conjunction with The National Day Calendar—will celebrate the first ever International Volkswagen Bus Day. Paying homage to a global automotive icon, the inaugural celebration takes Type 2 (VW Bus) fans for a ride into the future with the debut of the three-row version of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. Buzz in Huntington Beach, California.
This combined media- and public-facing global reveal event will include new product showcases, live entertainment and streamed programming, plus a “Cars & Coffee” style gathering for classic Volkswagen Bus owners. Adding the International Volkswagen Bus Day designation commemorates a major milestone in the brand’s journey to electrification and creates a day for worldwide VW Bus and ID. Buzz fans to celebrate for years to come.
The ID. Buzz will be the latest addition to Volkswagen of America’s growing fleet of all-electric vehicles. Already available in Europe in two-row and cargo vehicle configurations, the three-row model is planned for sale in the North American market starting in 2024. The zero-tailpipe emission ID. Buzz transfers the design of one of the greatest automobile icons—the Microbus—to the era of electric mobility. Its short overhangs, spacious interior and available two-tone color palette pay homage to the past, while the high-tech interior, progressive design features, and EV technology marks it clearly as a vehicle of the future.
“Whether you call them Buses, Bullis or Kombis, the legacy Type 2s have left on modern culture is unmatched,” said Cameron Batten, Chief Communications Officer, Volkswagen Group of America. “As we continue to introduce the T2’s 21st Century electric successor, the ID. Buzz, we’re thrilled to create this annual day of celebration for Volkswagen bus fans and enthusiasts everywhere.”
National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National and International Days. Since its humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, the organization has been dedicated to the official creation and tracking of National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days.
“National Day Calendar is honored to announce International Volkswagen Bus Day will be celebrated each June 2nd,” said Amy Monette, CEO, National Day Calendar. “We are forever grateful for the opportunity to work with Volkswagen in establishing a new International Day for their iconic brand. Life is about celebrating moments and milestones and we are happy to have another reason to celebrate every day. We can’t wait to see the #VWBusDay celebrations worldwide.”
A Huntington Beach-bound ID. Buzz, when informed of the news, did not comment but appeared to smile fender-to-fender.