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Electrically driven, classically dependable.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has long been one of the market leaders, with the Transporter van being one of the best and most sought-after vans around. However, there’s a new segment that’s quickly growing – electric vans. These are great for businesses that work in cities in particular because they avoid potential congestion charges, so Volkswagen has teamed up with VW Group tuning company ABT to produce an electric Transporter in both panel van and kombi body styles.

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The Volkswagen Transporter has one of the best interiors in the business, benefitting from many of the design touches and materials used in the firm’s road cars. It means that although it’s been designed to be long-lasting, that doesn’t mean it feels cheap or look boring inside.

The infotainment screen in particular gives it an ultra-modern look, and in the ABT eTransporter it includes a 6.5-inch unit that also includes Volkswagen AppConnect, which allows you to use your mobile phone apps through the infotainment system.

Cargo space is impressive, with a 6,700-litre load area and both side-loading and rear-opening access. It has a total payload of 1,001kg.Text here ...


The Volkswagen Transporter is one of the smartest looking vans in the segment with its boxy styling making it something of a cult hero in the lifestyle sector as well as the commercial one. The ABT eTransporter gets all the latest styling touches, with a chunky black front bumper on the entry model that’s replaced with a body-coloured version on the pricier example.

The side and rear get prominent creases in the body work that make the traditional slab-sided van design look a bit more interesting. This version doesn’t shout about being zero-emissions, but those in the know will recognise this fact from the ABT badging that’s present on the side of the van, while a more subtle white and green ABT e-Line badge can be spotted in the front grille.


The infotainment system comes as standard with DAB radio, SD card slot, Bluetooth integration, two USB-C slots and the aforementioned Volkswagen AppConnect.

Volkswagen hasn’t held back on safety equipment, including Front Assist with City Emergency Braking included as standard, which can detect a potential collision with cars, cyclists and pedestrians and prepare the brakes to stop, even slightly engaging them to lend a helping hand if required.

It also includes Driver Steering Recommendation, which can gently intervene with the steering to stabilise the vehicle, and Crosswind Assist, which can apply the brakes if it detects a strong crosswind while the vehicle is travelling above 50mph.

The ABT eTransporter comes with a Combined Charging System (CCS) socket and can accept a charge of up to 50kW, which Volkswagen reckons provides a 0-80 per cent charge within 45 minutes.

The typical rev counter dial in the driver’s instrument cluster has been replaced with a power meter that includes a charge level indicator. When the needle is in the green, the battery is being charged by recuperation during braking. Where as the blue area denotes the typically optimum speeds and acceleration for the most economical driving and thanks to the charge level indicator, you always have the current state of charge in the battery.


Under the bonnet sits an 83kW electric motor that has 200Nm of torque, so acceleration won’t be a problem, even when fully loaded. The 0-60mph time is 17.4 seconds. It uses Volkswagen’s latest generation of electric motor technology, which is lighter, quieter and smoother to drive than ever before, and the battery comes with a 100,000-mile or eight-year warranty.

In the panel van, range is up to 82 miles and it is capable of carrying a payload of up to 1,001kg with a loading volume of 6,700 litres, while the kombi version has a range of 80 miles, a maximum payload of 914kg and a maximum load volume of 4,400 litres.

eTransporter Trim levels

There are just two trim levels available for the ABT eTransporter, with the entry-level model getting some basic design choices to bring the cost down compared with the better-equipped Advance model.

ABT eTransporter 6.1

Standard equipment for the ABT eTransporter is impressive, with Front Assist with Emergency Braking System helping keep you safe behind the wheel, electronically adjustable and heated exterior door mirrors, air conditioning, 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio and smartphone connectivity and rear parking sensors. It’s marked out from the Advance model through its 16-inch steel wheels and black bumpers.

ABT eTransporter 6.1 Advance

The Advance trim level gets all the equipment listed above, but also adds a heated windscreen, LED headlights with separate LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors and electrically foldable exterior door mirrors. On the outside, it gets 17-inch alloy wheels and body-coloured exterior door mirror housings, door handles and bumpers.


ABT eTransporter Dimensions

Panel Van Kombi
Load compartment are in m2 5.0 5.0
Sliding door width x height in mm 1017 x 1282 1017 x 1264
Tailgate width x height in mm 1473 x 1299 1473 x 1290
Wing door width x height in mm 1473 x 1299 1473 x 1305
Turning circle in mm 13,200 13,200
Roof load limit in kg (2 roof carriers) / (3 roof carriers) 100 / 150 100 / 150

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Up to 82 miles Range
0-62 mph in 17.4 seconds
from 0-80% charge in 45 minutes

PCP Terms and Conditions:

2. Service plan covers first 2 consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with pollen filter. Excludes ABT e-Transporter 6.1.

3. At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 31 March 2022 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [01/2022]. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

Contract Hire Terms and Conditions:

1. Business users only. No ownership. Contract Hire agreement. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 31/03/2022 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 12/2021. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

2. Service plan covers first 2 consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with pollen filter. Excludes ABT e-Transporter 6.1.