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Volkswagen Releases Sketch of e-Co-Motion Electric Van Concept

VW develops electric, but smaller version of Transporter with eye on delivery services in urban centers.

Published: 05-Mar-2013

Hippies and hipsters will finally be able to have a Kombi that won’t pollute the earth, as Volkswagen has revealed an electric-powered van of the future.

The German carmaker has issued a sketch of the e-Co-Motion concept it will debut at the Geneva motor show tomorrow, not only providing a glimpse into emission-free cargo-carrying ability but also the new look of its popular Transporter range – the car that spawned the iconic Kombi.

VW has yet to confirm the exact details of the e-Co-Motion’s electric powertrain, but says the drive unit, battery and gearbox are packaged under the front of the vehicle in a “lower driving-relevant zone” that is partitioned from an upper superstructure. The arrangement creates a maximum cargo capacity of 4.6 cubic metres with a total payload of 800kg.

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