At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presented five brand new, zero-emission models, opening up exciting opportunities with its latest electric mobility campaign.
IAA goers were treated to a world premiere of the I.D. BUZZ Cargo Concept, which combines a modern design, large interior space, the I.D. Pilot automated driving mode, a digitalised cargo system and a long electric range from 330 to 550km, depending on model and battery.
In addition, the Crafter HyMotion Concept showed an alternative to electric driving, with its hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain. This large van has a range of more than 500km, making it ideal for those looking to switch from traditional fuels, but still needing to cover long distances. Its large payload (more than the e-Crafter) makes it a perfect choice for businesses, and despite still in its concept stage, offers a very sensible option for businesses in the future.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also showed off the ABT e-Transporter concept and ABT e-Caddy. The e-Transporter electrifies the current, best selling Transporter van and could become a reality within a year. Up to two batteries provide a range of between 208 and 400km, and charging from empty would take just five hours and ten minutes. Hugely practical, and with all the running cost savings and electric vehicle provides, the e-Transporter is an exciting prospect for large and small businesses alike. The e-Caddy will launch in 2019 and has a range of up to 220 km on one charge. This vehicle is based on the Caddy Maxi and offers a practical 4.2m3 of cargo space, making it extremely effective as a spacious taxi for five people plus luggage, or as a panel van for businesses travelling frequently in urban cities.
The final zero-emission model at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show was the Cargo e-Bike, which saw the brand pushing boundaries with the first pedelec (pedal electric cycle), featuring a 250-watt motor to assist the rider. This three-wheeled bike will see a 2019 market introduction and is the smallest commercial vehicle ever. A load platform between the two front wheels includes a cargo box, featuring innovative tilt-levelling technology. This means that the load remains level even when cornering.
For vehicle releases and information on the current range, keep an eye on the Vindis Group website. Alternatively, contact your local Vindis Van Centre who will be pleased to keep you up to date with the latest Commercial Vehicle changes.