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Volkswagen unveils the e-load up! electric city delivery van

Published on Tuesday 15 October 2013 in Van News

Volkswagen has unveiled the e-load up! concept - an electrically powered delivery van based on the firm's up! city car. Smaller than your average commercial vehicle, the e-load-up! is targeted at urban delivery firms such as couriers or pizza delivery companies, who need to transport small loads within a city.

Flexibility is key to the e-load-up! It has a loading bay of 1400l/306kg, with the additional ability of a folding passenger seat to free up yet more space. Its 82bhp electric motor offers enough torque to let it go from 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 80mph. It's not just the vehicles' load space that offers flexibility - with a fast charge of just 30 minutes to get the e-load-up! to 80% capacity, the vehicle can even be charged in a driver's break.

Volkswagen also says that its electric city delivery van will be an ideal support vehicle for companies with larger fleet vehicles too, allowing them to use a smaller option when their load requirements are not as great, therefore cutting down on inefficiency.

Volkswagen hasn't announced when it will begin production of the van, but say it could be available soon if there is enough demand. While you are waiting, why not take a look at the existing range of Volkswagen vans here.