Volkswagen showcases e-Crafter electric van concept

Volkswagen has revealed its e-Crafter electric van concept vehicle, for zero emission city centre delivery traffic. 

The electric powertrain has been integrated into the design plans for the new Crafter, and the van is expected to go into production with electric powertrain for late 2017.

With a permitted total weight of 4.2 tonnes the roadworthy concept vehicle is accelerated by the 100kw electric motor up to the maximum permitted speed of 50mph.

The concept vehicle's battery pack, which is made up of 312 cells and has a total capacity of 43kwh, is accommodated in space-saving fashion under the cargo space floor. 

The e-Crafter's design already takes into account future battery developments, with which – depending on customer requirements and specification – freely configurable ranges of up to 400 kilometres become possible. 

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