The famous VW Transporter will soon be available with electric engines. Launching in early 2020 in the UK, the new VW e-Transporter will not be built by Volkswagen but by their partner firm, ABT. With emissions charges and fuel bills, Volkswagen are keeping up with modern times with the reveal of the first fully electric VW Transporter.
It will only be available in long wheelbase meaning the cargo capacity of the VW e-Transporter will be 6.7 m3. Maximum payload is 1,186kg with a single battery or 695kg with the twin battery.
Depending on which battery option is selected, the driving range will differ. The stated NEDC range allows for 134 miles in the single battery while the twin battery offers an impressive 250 miles.
To summarise, when the VW e-Transporter comes available, the choices will be between a higher payload or a higher driving range.
A quick charging station can allow for an 80% charge in just 49 minutes with the single battery or 98 minutes in the twin battery.
If you can’t wait for 2020 for the electric VW Transporter, the e-Caddy will be made available by Volkswagen in late 2019.
The larger e-Crafter could also be an option with right-hand drives launching in 2020, too.
There have been no specifications stated for release with the e-Tranpsorter as of yet. But, Volkswagen probably won’t differ from the standard Startline, Trendline and Highline trio offered with the diesel Transporter.
The e-Transporter should be available as panel van and kombi.
The top specification with a standard Transporter which should be replicated if it is used on the electric version.
Financing a van with us is affordable as you can spread the cost of your VW e-Transporter out into monthly payments across a number of years. Not only this, but the government encourage the use of electric vehicles through subsidy schemes which can see them cover up to £8,000 of the cost.