The Volkswagen e-Transporter is the all-electric (EV) version of the widely acclaimed fuel-powered full-size panel van. Due for release in early 2020, the e-Transporter is produced in collaboration with fellow German company ABT, an electric racing car specialist.
The e-Transporter will be available in both panel and passenger-van variants. Initially, panel van iterations will be produced as a long-wheelbase (LW) model only, which will offer payload capacities that range from 695kg to 1,186kg, depending on the whether a single or twin-battery pack is installed. Load volume, however, will remain at a consistent 6,700 litres.
One of two battery packs will be available for the new Volkswagen e-Transporter. Models installed with a 77.6kWH twin battery unit are set to deliver a noteworthy 250-mile range, while those with a 38.8kWh single battery are expected to achieve up to 134 miles – 41 miles more than the Mercedes eVito is currently capable of. Both powertrains produce 109bhp and 220Nm of torque, allowing the vehicle to go from 0-60mph in less than 13 seconds and achieve a top speed of 99mph.
Although charging times haven’t been finalised, the single-battery unit is anticipated to reach 80% capacity in around 50 minutes. When using a standard 7.2kW source, charging times will likely take just over five hours.
In addition to featuring a minimum four-speaker sound system with DAB radio, the e-Transporter includes a five-inch touchscreen display, USB and AUX inputs and Bluetooth connectivity as standard. A host of driver aids and passive safety features are installed, too. For instance, Automatic Post-collision Braking System automatically applies braking pressure in the event of impact with another vehicle, thus helping to prevent additional collisions.
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