Volkswagen e-Crafter Received’t Be Out there In UK Till Mid-2021

Van operators concerned with switching to EVs can at all times get… a data increase

After the UK debut on the CV Present in Birmingham, Volkswagen presents its all-electric giant van e-Crafter additionally at Milton Keynes EV Expertise Centre (from Friday 7 to Monday 10 December), nonetheless, it’s nonetheless greater than two years from market launch.

The German producer already started gross sales of left-hand-drive model in some European markets, however the right-hand-drive for the UK is predicted round mid-2021. Pricing and specs have but to be confirmed. That is most likely why options like Renault Grasp Z.E. can keep comparatively costly with out a lot EV competitors.

“Van operators concerned with discovering out extra about making the change to electrical autos can at all times get a data increase and recommendation from specialists on the EV Expertise Centre in Milton Keynes. And to get an actual style of what’s developing, they’ll even have the possibility to see the Volkswagen Business Automobiles e-Crafter there this weekend.”

Volkswagen e-Crafter specs:

  • as much as 173 km (107 miles)
  • 36 kWh battery
  • 80% recharge in 45 minutes (at 40 kW DC CCS Combo) or 5.5 hour AC (7.2 kW on-board charger)
  • 100 kW and 290 Nm electrical motor
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) prime velocity
  • Relying on the sort approval and whether or not it's a three.5 tonne or four.25 tonne variant, it presents a payload of as much as 1.zero to 1.75 tonnes. Its cargo area gives nearly 11 m3 of quantity.
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“Primarily based in centre:mk at 26-28 Crown Stroll, Milton Keynes (MK9 3AH), the EV Expertise Centre was the UK’s first model impartial centre devoted to electrical autos. Funded by a partnership with Go Extremely Low and complementing Milton Keynes’ standing as an Extremely Low Metropolis, the centre’s intention is to offer free schooling and recommendation about electrical and plug-in autos. Not solely can the workforce there inform guests in regards to the completely different electrical autos at present obtainable and coming to the market, however in addition they provide recommendation on charging and infrastructure, in addition to answering questions to permit prospects to make knowledgeable selections. In addition they provide check drive alternatives in quite a few completely different electrical automobiles.”

Commenting on the Centre’s newest arrival, Ted Foster, Centre Supervisor on the EV Expertise Centre stated:

‘We deal on a regular basis with enquiries and considerations about electrical autos from potential prospects, and there’s little question van operators have a raft of points to know too. Having the e-Crafter on the Centre for individuals to view, particularly over such a busy procuring weekend, will spark some fascinating discussions and get operators fascinated about what’s proper for his or her fleet.’