PHOTO CAPTION: Volkswagen e-Co-Motion concept

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.


Volkswagen Golf EV

Twelve of the E-Golf test vehicles will be given to Volkswagen employees, the rest will be distributed in Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. beginning in April.

VW E-Bugster Cabrio electric concept.

E-Bugster Cabrio will be powered by an electric motor that produces 114 horsepower enabling the two-seat Beetle speedster to accelerate from 0-60 in 10.8. Range is up to 111 miles.

Combined Charging System will allow all three levels of electric car charging using one plug.

The Combined Charging System (CCS) applies to electric vehicles in Europe and the United States and will permit 15-20 minute fast charging.


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