Volkswagen Transporter, Caddy go electric with ABT

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The Volkswagen e-Transporter and Volkswagen e-Caddy have made their debuts alongside the flashier ID Buzz Cargo concept at the 2018 Hannover commercial vehicle show.

Both the electric Transporter and Caddy were designed in conjunction with ABT, a tuner specialising in vehicles from the sprawling Volkswagen Group portfolio. This time lowered springs, big alloy wheels, and more aggressive aero packages are conspicuous by their absence.


e-Caddy

The ABT e-Caddy has an 82kW electric motor connected to a 37.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The automaker claims the van has a top speed of 120km/h, and a range of up to 220km under the NEDC testing regime.

Presented in taxi livery, the e-Caddy is based on the Caddy Maxi, and has seating for five people with enough space to house their luggage too. The overall cargo area is rated at 4200 litres.

According to Volkswagen, the e-Caddy has been “tailored” for urban use and is perfect for city centres where car usage is banned or heavily restricted.

The e-Caddy will go on sale in Europe from the middle of 2019.


e-Transporter

Described only as a “potential production model”, there are no details yet about the e-Transporter’s electric motor.

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