At the 2013 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, German carmaker Volkswagen will present their new achievement, the Volkswagen e-Co-Motion. We actually had the opportunity to see it for the first time on the Internet before the official debut. Despite its big dimensions, the model is very compact and it is also easy to maneuver. For light commercial vehicles the electric mobility could play an important role in meeting the growing transport needs of the megacities of the world. The new model offers many user-relevant vehicle properties: they are easy to maneuver and have a small vehicle footprint, good visibility and seating ergonomics with easy entry, exit and walk-through.
The concept offers a maximum cargo capacity of 4.6 m3 and an impressive 800 kg of payload. This was enables by clear partitioning of the vehicle body into a lower driving-relevant zone. This contains an under-floor drive unit, battery and gearbox, but also an upper superstructure that is relevant to delivery tasks. All these create perfect conditions for maximum space utilization and all sorts of body versions and customer solutions.
The customer can decide upon everything. According to an official announcement the e-Co-Motion model will serve as a preview for a smaller Transporter. In the gallery below you can see the concept that measures 4.5 meters in length, 1.9 meters in width and 1.96 meters in height. This only means the model will be more compact in comparison to the Transporter. Depending on the version, this one measures 4.9 meters to 5.3 meters long. Also from the picture we can also tell the vehicle is probably powered by an electric motor or it might also be a hybrid. It might also be a model powered by an engine which works with natural gas. When it comes to its styling some of you might even think of the eT! Concept, the Germans have presented towards the end of 2011.
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