Volkswagen showcases van version of e-up car 11 September 2013

An electrically powered city delivery van called the e-load up! has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The four-door vehicle contains what the German manufacturer is calling a 'cargo management system', which enables numerous configurations of the interior.

Measuring 3.54m-long, the e-load up! has a fold-up passenger seat, and provides more than 1m3 of space in the rear, making the vehicle suitable for service technicians, couriers local authorities etc.

"For reasons of efficiency, conventional delivery vehicles are not dispatched from the logistics centre until they are full to capacity," explains the manufacturer.

"This means that the first 10 parcels have to wait for the next 100 before they can be delivered... But that is not the case with the e-load up!."

The van is powered by an electric motor, with maximum power output of 60kW. Continuous output is 40kW, while its maximum torque of 210Nm is available from start-up. The van accelerates from 0 to 100km/h within 12.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130km/h.

The lithium-ion battery integrated into the floor has a storage capacity of 18.7kWh. Thanks to the low vehicle weight, the e-load up! can travel up to 160km (NEFC) on a single charge.

Given the right level of demand, a commercial vehicle version, such as the e-load up!, could be available soon.

Author
John Challen

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