2013 Volkswagen e-load! Concept review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 , 12:09:57 byVeronica

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Volkswagen e-load! Concept

The 65th edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show has just begun. It will be held this year between 10th and 22nd September and it is considered by many to be the world’s most important automotive trade fair. The most famous brands will be present here through new vehicles, innovative concepts, car updates etc. And since Germany is where the event is happening, it seems necessary for the German brands to make their presence noticed. And Volkswagen takes its role seriously and it presents some new models at the show. One is the Volkswagen e-load up! concept.

The Volkswagen e-load up! concept is in fact a commercial van based on the e-up! model. Its primary use is to deliver things and it is perfectly suitable for couriers, pizza boys, service technicians etc. Considering this, the vehicle has blocked out rear windows and a fold-up passenger seat that allows the hatchback to carry more than 1,400 liters of luggage. And exactly just how big does a van need to be? The answer, of course, is the right size for the job in hand. Too big is inefficient, and so is too small. This one is 3.54 meters long.

The Volkswagen e-load up! concept is powered by an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers resources to an electric motor which has a maximum output of 82 HP (60 kW) and 210 Nm (154 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 12.4 seconds, to reach a top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph) and travel up to 160 km (99 miles) on one single charge. A production model is yet uncertain. However, Volkswagen admits that the request for such a vehicle is quite big, so the chances that this electric vehicle enters production are enough high.