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Volkswagen e-Crafter to debut this weekend at MK EV Experience Centre

Van operators visiting the EV Experience Centre in Milton Keynes will be able to see the Volkswagen e-Crafter there this weekend (7-10 December) ahead of its arrival on UK fleets in mid-2021.

Volkswagen e-Crafter

Based in centre:mk at 26-28 Crown Walk, Milton Keynes, the EV Experience Centre provides impartial advice on going electric, including on electric and plug-in vehicles and by offering test drives, as well as giving charging and infrastructure advice.

The e-Crafter will visit the centre following its debut the CV Show in Birmingham earlier this year. Four UK fleets have since tested the e-Crafter in real-world conditions, with the left-hand drive model now on sale in some left-hand drive European markets. UK pricing and specifications have yet to be confirmed but it is expected to be available in right-hand drive around mid-2021.

The e-Crafter is aimed at urban operations with its 136hp, 290Nm torque output, official range of 107 miles and top speed limited to 56mph. A lithium-ion battery is completely integrated into the underbody, meaning the standard vehicle’s entire cargo volume (10.7 m3) is fully usable. A maximum payload of between 1.0 and 1.75 tonnes is available.

Commenting on the van’s arrival at the centre, Ted Foster, centre manager at the EV Experience Centre, said: “We deal everyday with enquiries and concerns about electric vehicles from potential customers, and there’s no doubt van operators have a raft of issues to understand too. Having the e-Crafter at the Centre for people to view, especially over such a busy shopping weekend, will spark some interesting discussions and get operators thinking about what’s right for their fleet.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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