Volkswagen e-Co-Motion Concept Aims to Electrify Commercial Van Segment

Volkswagen has revealed a rendering for its e-Co-Motion Concept, which will be heading to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show for its official unveiling.

The e-Co-Motion Concept will be presented on behalf of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which hopes to change how consumers look at transport vans in the future. The concept has a 1,763-pound payload but emits zero emissions thanks to its electric drivetrain.


The vehicle itself has a small footprint, giving it plenty of maneuverability around the city while the interior features “very good visibility and seating ergonomics with easy entry, exit, and walk-through,” according to the German automaker.

“Electric mobility – especially in light commercial vehicles – could play a crucial role in meeting the growing transport needs of the world’s megacities,” explains Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Speaker of the Brand Board of Management. “Freight trains and conventional or hybrid-powered high capacity lorries would deliver goods up to the city limits.  Then, at transfer stations, smaller electric delivery vans would take over.  Their predictable travel routes and fixed depots would simplify battery charging and equipment maintenance.”

AutoGuide will get a closer look at the Volkswagen e-Co-Motion Concept when its debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next week.

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