Volkswagen introduces the small electric delivery van – the e-load up!

September 14th, 2013 by Volkswagen

Volkswagen e-loadup! at the Frankfurt motor show (click image to expand - image courtesy of Volkswagen)

Dr Eckhard Scholz, CEO of Volkswagen commercial vehicles, introduces the e-load up! at the 2013 International Motor Show in Frankfurt (click image to expand – image courtesy of Volkswagen)

Volkswagen presented the e-load-up! at the 2013 International Motor Show in Frankfurt.

The electrically powered small delivery van, with a length of 3540 mm, a width of 1645 mm, and a height of 1477 mm, is based on the passenger car version of the Volkswagen e-up!.

The vehicle is ideal for use by couriers, technicians, and take-out food deliverers.

The compact van has a fold-up passenger seat, and offers over 1,400 litres of storage space, which can be configured in many ways.

The e-load up!, which weighs 1164 kg and can carry a load of 306 kg., is powered by an electric motor with a maximum power output of 60 kW (82 metric HP).

It can accelerate to 62 mph within 12.4 seconds and has a top speed of about 80 mph.

The lithium-ion battery integrated into the floor has a storage capacity of 18.7 kWh, which gives the e-load up! a range of about 1oo miles on a single charge.

Volkswagen introduces the e-load up! at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (click image to expand - image courtesy of Volkswagen)

Dr Eckhard Scholz, CEO of Volkswagen commercial vehicles, introduces the e-load up! at the 2013 International Motor Show in Frankfurt (click image to expand – image courtesy of Volkswagen)

As in the e-up! (passenger) model, the interface for charging the battery in the e-load up! is concealed under the ‘fuel cap’.

The combined charging system (CCS) standardised by Volkswagen and other manufacturers is also available as an option.

The CCS supports both direct and alternating current charging, so that the vehicle can be charged at the majority of charging stations, regardless of electricity source or charging speed on offer.

In this way the e-load up! can be back to 80% of its battery capacity in 30 minutes.

 

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