VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles has launched its first fully electric van in the UK with prices starting from £42,060 (exc. VAT).
The zero-emission ABT eTransporter 6.1 has been developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line and has an all-electric range of up to 82 miles with a cargo space of 6.7m3.
Flexible charging options allow for 80% charge in 45 minutes.
The ABT eTransporter 6.1 is also fitted with regenerative braking, switching the drive motor to generator operation to recover energy lost when braking. The resulting current is fed back into the battery and stored for later use.
The driver is able to see the battery status from the instrument cluster, where the usual rev counter dial has been replaced with a power meter.
The new van is equipped as standard with a DAB+ radio system with 6.5-inch touchscreen and four loudspeakers, SD card slot, Bluetooth® handsfree and two USB interfaces (type-C) in the dashboard.
Volkswagen AppConnect, which allows you to bring smartphone apps onto your infotainment system’s touchscreen, is also standard alongside a comprehensive suite of driver assistance systems, including Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System, rear parking sensors and Crosswind Assist.
Pricing for the panel van starts from £42,060 with the Advance trim from £45,360. The kombi crew van and kombi crew van Advance are priced from £46,375 and £49,985 respectively. All prices are ex-VAT.
With its zero-emission status, all variants of the ABT eTransporter 6.1 are exempt from road tax (VED) and afforded unrestricted access to the London Ultra Low Emission Zone and Clean Air Zones.