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VW to introduce electric transporter concept at Geneva show

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.



It seems that VW is getting serious about electrified vehicles?


Audi has been serious about it for quite a while, this seems like an offshoot of all that work.

Interesting how 15 years after PNGV and 10 years after Prius, they are getting with the program. BMW said they did not need hybrid, but they are doing it now.


VW is getting serious about electrified concept vehicles.

Interesting how 16 years after the EV1, 15 years after PNGV and 12 years after the introduction of Prius, batteries are finally getting marginally affordable.

BMW said they did not need hybrid then, and they are not selling many now.


The idea is to lead, Toyota did that and has made a brand. BMW will take a long time to catch up and they know it.

Audi has the Q5 hybrid and will have a A4 next year. These are not concept cars, they are for sale. VW has a hybrid, that is not a concept, that is real.

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