AUTO NEWS – ABT modified VW e-Transporter bursts into Geneva


ABT modified VW e-Transporter bursts into Geneva

German tuning firm ABT has revealed a modified model of the brand new VW e-Transporter on the Geneva Motor Present. The all-electric e-Transporter is due in Volkswagen showrooms late this 12 months, nevertheless it’s being developed by ABT relatively than inside VW (because the e-Crafter was), which is why the corporate has given this Geneva model a makeover with its styling additions.

There’s the corporate’s Aerokit bodykit, which provides skirts to the entrance and rear bumpers, a revised grille and rear wing. There are additionally particular louvred tailpipe covers to cover the actual fact the e-Transporter would not have exhaust suggestions. At every nook there are 20-inch ABT Sport GR wheels with Continental tyres, whereas lowered suspension can be fitted.

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To finish the makeover, ABT has completed the white T6 e-Transporter with gray and inexperienced graphics, much like these seen on its Audi RS 6-E proven at Geneva in 2018.

Underneath the pores and skin, the suspension is the one factor that has been modified on the e-Transporter. Which means this mannequin has the identical working gear because the variations proven on the Hannover Industrial Automobile Present final September.

There is a 109bhp electrical motor with 200Nm of torque, whereas the usual 37.3kWh battery gives a spread of round 130 miles. Nevertheless, the e-Transporter can even be provided with a 74.6kWh battery that delivers a spread of round 250 miles. Plug right into a 40kW quick charger, and the batteries might be charged to 80 per cent capability in 49 minutes for the usual battery, and 98 minutes for the bigger one.

One spotlight of the e-Transporter is that it has the identical cargo capability as the usual T6 Transporter, at 6.7 cubic metres. As well as, as a result of ABT converts vans from the VW manufacturing line, it means the electrical drive might be added to any model of the T6, together with the Caravelle government shuttle and even the California camper van.

The e-Transporter will arrive in sellers in direction of the tip of 2019. Earlier than that, the ABT-produced e-Caddy small van (which can even be on present in Geneva) will hit Volkswagen Van Centres within the second half of 2019.

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AUTO NEWS – ABT modified VW e-Transporter bursts into Geneva


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