Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has opened order books for its first electric van in the UK.
The ABT eTransporter 6.1 starts from £42,060 excluding VAT, and is available with a 0% APR finance option.
The battery pack has been fitted beneath the floor so it doesn’t eat into the 6.7m3 cargo bay, which has a payload of up to 996kg. It provides a range of up to 82 miles and can be recharged to 80% in 45 minutes at a 50kW charger.
The electric motor makes 110hp and it can go from 0-60mph in 17.2 seconds.
On-board equipment sees a six-inch infotainment system with DAB radio added as standard equipment alongside Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and two USB-C interfaces in the dashboard. Meanwhile, safety systems include front assist with city emergency braking system, rear parking sensors and crosswind assist.
Prices start at £42,060 excluding VAT for the panel van, with prices increasing to £45,360 for the Advance trim. Opt for the kombi crew van and the trim prices start at £46,375 and £49,985 respectively.
Buyers that put down at least a 40% deposit have access to a 0% APR hire purchase finance offer.
Additional equipment included on the Advance trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, electrically foldable door mirrors, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated windscreen and parking sensors.