German carmaker Volkswagen announced the launch of the first test models of a new electric vehicle – delivery van e-Crafter. At this stage the manufacturer has put several loyal clients in Germany, about ten cars with zero emissions for commercial traffic.
First prototype of VW elektroorgana e-Crafter was shown to the public during the Hanover exhibition for commercial vehicles (IAA-2016). The technical specs are the following: weight 4.2 tons, motor power 100 kW with a torque of 290 Nm, the battery pack by 35.8 kW*h Max speed — 90 km/h. Battery, you can charge them up to 80% in 45 minutes at a power charger 40 kW.
According to the manufacturer’s specifications, range electric van Volkswagen e-Crafter on a single battery charge is about 160 km While the other performance parameters of the van has not changed: the loading capacity the same as conventional models Crafter. Body — 11.3 cubic meter, maximum cargo height is 1.9 m, length — 4.8 m, load capacity 1709 lbs. Also in the new model provides the ability to upgrade batteries to increase range.
“The electric van is based on the new Crafter. As version Crafter diesel engines, the new e-Crafter will also be released on the market with the most modern assistance systems and comfort for the driver. Standard equipment: Park Assist with side protection, multi-function camera and rear view camera. Other standard features include automatic climate control (Climatronic), heated seats, comfort seats, navigation system, module preparation for mobile phone and led lights,” writes the company in its press release.
E-Crafter will be available in September 2018. By the time he can get some changes made on test results by customers, and will be fully ready for the market, according to the company. It is also expected that the production version of the electric car will be shown at the IAA-2018.
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