Volkswagen is taking the electric car market by storm, and this momentum continues into their range of commercial vehicles. The e-Crafter concept vehicle was revealed back in 2016, and now, Volkswagen are planning to launch the first right-hand drive models in 2020.
Same features, zero emissions.
The e-Crafter boasts the same remarkable features as it’s diesel counterpart, which include a load volume of around 11.3 cubic metres, maximum payload of 1,709kg, and a maximum load compartment height of 1,961mm. Despite this hefty capacity, the e-Crafter’s performance is not compromised and can rapidly accelerate thank to its 290Nm of torque.
This is a commercial vehicle that is raising the bar on zero emissions, and the eye-catching design is intended to display that the e-Crafter is electric. The C-shaped daytime running lights are the iconic mark of VW’s range of electric commercial vehicles, and the sharp blue paintwork oozes an electric vibe. With the future indicating that combustion engines may banned from city centres, the e-Crafter will mean that you will be unaffected and continue to work in those urban areas.
Going the distance.
The range of the e-Crafter is a stand-out feature, and for good reason. Depending on the model you choose, you’ll be able to travel up to 100 miles on a single battery charge which is ideal for city driving. The 100-kilowatt motor effortlessly powers the e-Crafter to its 50mph top speed. At lower speeds, the e-Crafter’s “driving noise” will alert pedestrians to its otherwise silent presence.
When the time does come to recharge, you’ll be able to get from zero to 80% in around 45 minutes, meaning you won’t be waiting around long before you’re on the move again. The e-Crafter is designed to stand out, and when it launches, it will no double play a leading role in the development of electric mobility in the commercial vehicle market.For more information, contact a Volkswagen Commercials dealership