Volkswagen have unveiled a 100%-electric version of its Crafter delivery van at the Hannover commercial vehicle show in Germany.
The electrically powered Crafter Concept vehicle demonstrated is near production-ready with a cargo capacity of up to 1.7 tonnes
Powered by a 100 kW / 290 Nm electric motor fed by a 43 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the e-Crafter concept can travel up to 200 km between charges.
The batteries can be charged back up to 80% in 45 minutes using a 40 kW DC charger.
Anticipating future battery developments, the e-Crafter's design will allow a reconfigurable range of up to 400 kilometres when new technology becomes available.
Volkswagen's battery research and development efforts to-date include:
First vehicles on sale in 2017