Volkswagen to finally produce an electric van

Volkswagen Budd-e concept

The Group Volkswagen is in full expansion of its plans to electrify its entire range of models. The Dieselgate has left very touched by the image of the group with its customers and with this movement to the electrification expect to improve it substantially. For this purpose, the different group brands, with Volkswagen and Audi to the head, are working so that in a couple of years to reach the market the first electric car of the consortium.

To highlight this work Volkswagen presented a concept, the Budd-e, with the approaching dangerously to the of the industrial. The concept in question remembered a lot of the el Bulli restaurant a few years ago, but its arrival to the market had been rejected in a first time. However, things are in this time have changed and the direction of the German consortium has given the go-ahead for this model to reach the market.

Volkswagen Budd-e concept

According to the information that had been provided by the brand, this new van will hit the market in the form of monovolúmen with interior capacity for up to seven passengers. Your plant will be based on the new modular platform for electric vehicles of the brand, the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). This van is the second model fully electric which launches the brand on this basis, the first will be the compact ID already announced with the same concept a few months ago.

The Modular platform Electric Drive Kit (MEB) Volkswagen have a package of lithium-ion batteries refrigerated by liquid. Its located inside of her in the central area making the centre of gravity and weight distribution are very good. In addition, to be in this position, the space left free in the interior is the most spacious in the segment of the compact vehicles.

This new monovolúmen will have the same power train that the compact ID. Will have an electric motor with 163 hp (122 kW) of power and a range of between 400 and 600 kilometers between recharges. In addition, as a closure may incorporate a driving system autonomous and the last wizards of driving assistance at the disposal of the Volkswagen Group.

Source – Volkswagen