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Volkswagen e-Co-Motion van revealed


Volkswagen has unveiled their e-Co-Motion concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a zero-emissions delivery van.

Having been designed to offer a solution to the problem of transporting goods in and out of increasingly more populated cities with increasingly stricter emission regulations, the Volkswagen e-Co-Motion concept is meant to be a design platform that shows the future of commercial vehicles.

The van measures 4550mm long, 1900mm wide and 1960mm tall – which makes it 342mm shorter, 4mm narrower and with a 30mm lower roofline than the entry-level Volkswagen Transporter, with the e-Co-Motion providing 4.6 cubic metres of cargo space and a payload of 800kg.

Considering the purpose of this vehicle, Volkswagen says that their top priorities for any future production version of the car are high maneuverability, good all-round visibility, a high seating position, a low cargo floor height and a small footprint. Creation of a uniform platform will also allow then for many other variants of the van to be created, thus making different body types available to suit various customer requirements.

The electric drive unit of the e-Co-Motion will be capable of 85kW/270Nm and will be mounted to the rear axle along with a single-speed planetary gearbox so as to increase the van’s wheel turning angles and achieve a turning circle of 8.95 metres. The van’s top speed will be electronically limited to 120km/h and will have a range of 100-200km – this will depend on the battery selected: 20kWh, 30kWh or 40kWh.

The van comes with 12V and 230V accessory outlets as well as storage space for tools, documents and of course freight goods. The rotary gear selector and eight-inch color screen that displays the e-Co-Motion’s climate control and infotainment systems also deserve a mention, as well as the fact that the car comes with drink holders.

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