Volkswagen e-Crafter — New Volkswagen E-Crafter Comes With Full Electric Engine. After some troubles with the diesel engine VW Crafter, this Germany automobile company finally comes up with a new invention that is New Volkswagen E-Crafter. As the name suggests, this car is a spin-off from the diesel van Crafter with the full electric powertrain. Many people have been waiting for this car for a very long time since there are not many vans with the electric engine in the market nowadays. Thus, no wonder this car received a warm welcome when the concept is unveiled at the last IAA Vehicle Show in Hannover.
Volkswagen e-Crafter Specifications
Exterior and Interior Design
Different with the diesel version, Volkswagen E-Crafter will come with vibrant Reef Blue Metallic color, blue bar accent on the grille and new protective side strip. Besides of the bright metallic blue in the exterior, the interior will also be accentuated with more blue colors. The seat is covered with titanium black with some touches of blue trim. Furthermore, the leather steering wheel will also get beautiful blue stitching as accents.
When it comes to the van, the users expect large capacity and spacious room. Thankfully, that is exactly what this electric van offers. This van has a very spacious cargo space with 11.3 cubic meters of room. The dimension (1961 x 1380 x 4855 mm) of this electric van is still the same with the previous Crafter. So, you don’t have to worry that the battery is going to make the vehicle less spacious. Since the battery is placed in a special cargo under the space floor, the large room in the cabin won’t be affected.
Engine, Battery, Electric Range Specifications
New Volkswagen E-Crafter will be equipped with 312 cell 43 kWh lithium-ion battery. This battery promises zero emission range up to 200 km. However, the latest development is currently in progress to enhance the range up to 400 km.
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The battery in this VW e-Crafter can produce 136 PS (134 HP) and 290 Nm or 214 pound-feet of torque with 80 km/h maximum speed. Another best thing about this battery is its fast charging capability. The manufacturer stated that the battery could be charged up to 80% in only 45 minutes.
Volkswagen e-Crafter Price and Release Date
Overall, the electric engine in Volkswagen E-Crafter 2017 is a good transformation from the previous model with the diesel engine. Even though the price and exact launching date have yet to be announced, it is confirmed that this electric van will be released in 2017 in Germany.
|Drive system:||Electric motor|
|Power output:||100 kW|
|Battery:||Lithium-ion (26 x 12 cells)|
|Charging time:||45 min (at 40 kW) DC 40 kW|
|Perm. total weight:||4,250 kg|
|Top speed:||80 km/h|
|EC kerb weight:||2,541 kg|
|Cargo space capacity:||11.3 m3|
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