The 2021 Volkswagen e-Crafter BEV is the company’s first all-electric cargo van designed for commercial transport and targeted at the mass consumer.
Specifications 2021 Volkswagen e-Crafter
The Volkswagen e-Crafter is powered by a 100 kW electric transmission, which includes a 35.8 kWh battery pack providing the electric vehicle with a range of 160 kilometers with a top speed ceiling of 90 km / h.
The van can be charged using a 40 kW (DC) CCS charging station from which the vehicle’s battery will replenish 80% of its capacity in 45 minutes. Also available for use is an AC charging station with a power supply of 7.2 kW, from which the battery will be charged to 100% capacity within five hours and twenty minutes.
The payload of the vehicle is 1-1.75 tons, the total volume of the cargo compartment is 10.7 cubic meters.
Exterior, interior and body layout of the e-Crafter
The e-Crafter is based on the traditional model and the only difference is in the nature of the drivetrain. At the same time, an electric car has its own peculiarities, for example, in that the battery blocks are entirely dispersed along the perimeter of the underbody. This means that the entire usable cargo space is available for loading including the width and height of the loading area.
Externally, the electric car is distinguished by a special paintwork, a characteristic bumper color and a special C-shaped daytime lighting, which is the identifier of the company’s electric vehicles.
The cockpit differs from diesel counterparts, the dashboard where instead of the usual tachometer there is an analog speedometer of power indicators. There is also a leather steering wheel with decorative stitching and specially trimmed seats.
The cargo area (depending on the version) is equipped in such a way as to ensure maximum working comfort for employees of courier companies. The loading bay is complete with ProSafe load securing system, Globelyst racking system and Flex-Rack mechanisms.
Driving performance and operating features of the Volkswagen e-Crafter
The electric nature of the Volkswagen e-Crafter makes the vehicle virtually silent. Despite the rather limited power and top speed, the van offers confident acceleration dynamics with excellent handling and directional stability. Let’s make a reservation that the car was originally designed as a van for unhurried work in urban conditions, when dynamic driving is not expected, and the number of stops / starts of the car can reach up to a hundred. The main emphasis when creating an electric car was placed on environmental friendliness and fuel efficiency.
Complete set of electric van Volkswagen e-Crafter
The electric van is based on the latest generation of the Crafter, therefore, like the fuel modifications, it is offered to consumers, equipped with the latest functionality to help and ensure driver comfort. The basic set of equipment includes: Park Assistant with side protection when maneuvering, a high-quality camera with excellent image detail, including rear view.
Also, the basic version of the Volkswagen e-Crafter assumes climate control with automatic operation, heated driver and passenger seats, a navigation system with the ability to update data, a niche for recharging a smartphone and LED optics.
The electric van’s security system includes several airbags, ABS, ESP.