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VW to introduce electric transporter concept at Geneva show
1 March 2013
At next week’s Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be showing an electric transporter concept vehicle: the e-Co-Motion. The concept offers large cargo capacity and 800 kg (1,764 lbs) of payload.
Electric mobility—especially in light commercial vehicles—could play a crucial role in meeting the growing transport needs of the world’s megacities. Freight trains and conventional or hybrid-powered high capacity lorries would deliver goods up to the city limits. Then, at transfer stations, smaller electric delivery vans would take over. Their predictable travel routes and fixed depots would simplify battery charging and equipment maintenance.—Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Speaker of the Brand Board of Management
Exclusively conceptualized with an electric drive, the e-Co-Motion offers high maneuverability with a small vehicle footprint, good visibility and seating ergonomics with easy entry, exit and walk-through. A low cargo floor height and large cargo capacity make loading easier.
|e-Co-Motion sketch. Click to enlarge.|
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