Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles took its smallest delivery vehicle to date to the new “micromobility expo” in Hanover. The VW Cargo e-Bike (sic!) is due to hit the road this year, and the start of serial production imminent.
VW’s commercial vehicle unit VWCV showed a prototype of the delivery pedelec at last year’s IAA alongside other concepts reportedly for the first time. Now all data is specified.
The Cargo e-Bike has a standard 250-Watt electric motor that assists up to a speed of 25 kph so that the three-wheeler classifies as an (electric) bicycle, i.e. requires neither license nor insurance. The battery holds 500 Wh, enough for a range of 100 kilometres, says Volkswagen.
The maximum payload is 210 kg, with the load platform positioned between the two front wheels. While the e-bike tilts, the platform does not but stays horizontally at all times. A cargo box with a storage volume of 0.5 m3 is optional, and VW envisions last mile deliveries as a prime use case.
The Cargo e-Bike will go into production in the VW Hanover site with production start being imminent. Volkswagen has not specified a price or named initial clients for the logistics pedelec.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is an independent brand of the Volkswagen Group and responsible for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles such as the Transporter, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok.
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