The new ABT e-Transporter 6.1

Electrically driven, classically dependable.

The ABT e-Transporter is available from stock only. Contact your local Van CentreOpens an external link for details

We understand that no matter what kind of drivetrain your vehicle has it needs to be robust and dependable. By combining our expertise with ABT e-Line we’ve taken the same impeccable standards you’ve come to love about our vehicles, but updated the drivetrain to be more sustainable than ever.

With a range of 82 miles1, the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 is perfectly suited to many different business types, including local couriers, delivery drivers, and local businesses. Plus, a 6.7m3 load volume and a payload of up to 996kg makes it easier to meet the demands of your working day. The ABT e-Transporter 6.1 is available as either a panel van or kombi van.  

Choose from two trim levels to suit your needs

The new ABT e-Transporter 6.1 is available in two trims. Both come with a wide variety of features, including the following highlights:

        ABT e-Transporter 6.1 

  • 16 inch steel wheels
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System
  • Electronically adjustable and heated exterior door mirrors
  • Climatic air conditioning system
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Composition Colour DAB+ radio system with 6.5 inch touch-screen

        ABT e-Transporter 6.1 Advance 

  • 17 inch alloy wheels
  • Body-coloured exterior door mirror housings, door handles and bumpers
  • Heated windshield
  • LED headlights with seperate LED daytime running light
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Electrically foldable exterior door mirrors

Experience the ABT e-Transporter 6.1

Explore the groundbreaking technology of the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 in our walkaround video. You can also watch What Car?'s review of the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 hereOpens an external link.


Pack more in with the ABT e-Transporter 6.1

All features

Advanced safety features

The ABT e-Transporter 6.1 comes with the latest range of our innovative Driver Assistance systems, making it safe and easy to drive.  

Volkswagen were the first to include Front Assist and City Emergency Braking as standard across its entire van range. The upgraded Front Assist detects when the vehicle ahead is getting too close, as well as both pedestrians and cyclists, and will prepare the ABT e-Transporter 6.1’s brakes if needed. If the risk remains, the system will partially apply the brakes to give you a helping hand.

Performance you can rely on 

ABT e-Transporter 6.1 panel van

ABT e-Transporter 6.1 kombi


Up to 82 miles

Up to 80 miles

Combined power consumption2

28.4 - 28.1 kWh/62 miles

29.1 - 28.9 kWh/62 miles

Engine power, max.



Torque, max.




0 g/km

0 g/km

Payload, max.

Up to 996kg

Up to 900kg  

Loading volume, max.



ABT e-Transporter 6.1 panel van

ABT e-Transporter 6.1 kombi

Why go electric?

Power and performance

The ABT e-Transporter 6.1’s electric drivetrain doesn’t compromise on power. The standard 83kW electric motor packs 200 Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 17.4 seconds. Built to the high standards of quality you’ve come to expect from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the motor is lighter, quieter and smoother to drive than ever before. Plus, the ABT e-Transporter 6.1’s payload is not compromised, as the compact batteries are fitted below the load area. We’re so confident in the quality of the ABT e-Transporter 6.1, that the high voltage battery comes with an eight years or 100,000 miles warranty (whichever is soonest) on all material or manufacturing defects.

Built for your business

With a high load capacity and a wide range of equipment as standard, the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 is built with your business in mind. Driving the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 means zero road tax (VED) and lower running and servicing costs, saving you and your business money. Plus, because the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 is zero-emissions whilst driving, it’s also exempt from low emission zone charges, including the London Congestion Charge. The government now offers grants that can lower the sale price of your electric vehicle and even cut the cost of installing at-home charging stations. You can take advantage of these money-saving initiatives that make going green more affordable as well as practical. 

Government Plug In Vehicle grant

The ABT e-Transporter 6.1 currently qualifies for the Plug In Vehicle grant3, offered by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to promote the purchase of ultra-low emission vehicles.

The £6,000 grant has already been deducted from the recommended 'on the road' price shown (and therefore the recommended 'on the road' price will increase in the event that grant funding is withdrawn, or eligibility for the grant or the grant amount changes, for any reason).

Your local Van Centre will submit the details of your order online in order to claim the grant funding. The grant is subject to full T&Cs and eligibility requirementsOpens an external link

To find out more contact your local Van Centre or visit an external link

Charging Options

Simple and flexible

The Combined Charging System (CCS) socket on the new ABT e-Transporter 6.1 provides a flexible charging solution, combining the ability to charge via both AC and DC. This means you can easily charge your vehicle at home or on the go. If you need to charge while away from home, there is an ever-expanding network of public charging points across the country. You can also charge at home via a domestic 3-pin socket4 or a wallbox. A Type 2 charging cable is included with the vehicle as standard.

Introducing ABT e-Line

A perfect match: Volkswagen and ABT e-Line

We're delighted to collaborate with ABT e-Line, a company that is considered a pacesetter for electric mobility for both motorsport and road vehicles.

Together we have introduced the ABT e-Transporter 6.1, an all-electric version of the iconic Transporter 6.1 and our first fully electric van in the UK. Replacing the internal combustion engine with an electric power train has the potential to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.


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Explore different finance options

With our easy-to-use finance calculator you can explore our wide range of finance offers. We have options available for all our vehicles on multiple finance products for both lease and purchase. Please note that stock vehicle offers are not shown in the Finance Calculator.

Brochure and pricing

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Important information :

Figures shown are for comparability purposes and were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. Mains electricity required for charging. Only compare electric range figures with vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.
These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The ABT e-Transporter 6.1 is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Zero emissions while driving. Data correct at [05/20].
Vehicle eligibility and grant figure correct as at March 2021. Vehicles that have CO2 emissions of less than 50 g/km (while driving) and can travel at least 60 miles with zero emissions may be eligible for the Government’s OZEV Plug-In Van Grant. The Plug-In Van Grant is a grant currently offered by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to eligible manufacturers to promote the purchase of vehicles which can travel a defined distance with zero emissions. Your Volkswagen Van Centre will submit the details of your order online in order to claim the grant funding (if your vehicle is eligible). The grant is subject to full T&Cs and eligibility requirements. Terms and conditions: The OZEV Plug-In Van Grant ("Grant") is subject to full terms and conditions and eligibility may be revised or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. The Grant rates in effect from time to time are set out on the OZEV website and are subject to change in OZEV's sole discretion. "Eligible Vehicle" means right-hand drive vehicles for sale through Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited (VWG)'s authorised retailers in the UK that meet all of OZEV's eligibility criteria, have been approved by OZEV as eligible for the Grant from time to time and have CO2 emissions of less than 50 g/km and a zero emission range of at least 60 miles. The Grant is applied to the purchase price of an Eligible Vehicle purchased directly from authorised, participating retailers in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland only),by either private or business customers and delivered and registered between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2025. The Grant cannot be claimed for vehicles sold in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Customers do not need to go through an application process for the Grant.  The Grant is applied to the purchase price of Eligible Vehicles at the point of purchase. Vehicles which have been given the Grant are not to be exported (i.e. sold outside the UK) within 5 years from the date of purchase without prior written permission of the Secretary of State for Transport. Customers must be residents of the UK, aged 18 years or over. Customers must have a UK address, register the vehicle in the UK, and must have paid UK Value Added Tax (VAT) on the vehicle. Members of the British Armed forces living abroad are eligible to claim for the Grant and can use their BFPO postcode. British diplomats living abroad or foreign diplomats living in the UK are also eligible to claim for the Grant. The grant scheme may be withdrawn by OZEV and eligibility criteria (including the maximum RRP) and/or available grant amounts may change at any time. For additional eligibility criteria and full terms and conditions please visit To find out more about the benefits of owning an ultra-low emission vehicle, visit
Home charging using a domestic socket will depend on the condition and suitability of the wiring in your home. Always consult a qualified electrician before charging when using a domestic socket for the first time, or, if the socket is to be used as the primary source of charging. Domestic sockets on the same circuit as other appliances, particularly those in frequent use, will draw additional amperage which may result in a breaker switch being 'tripped'. Establishing a separate circuit for home charging will help ensure your electric vehicle is supplied with a consistent, uninterrupted current. For optimum charging, we recommend installing an electric vehicle charging point at home. Please ensure your plug is standard, fully functional and correctly installed before using it to charge your car.
Charging times will depend on various factors, including temperature, state of the battery, state of and capabilities of the charging unit and power supply. Actual charging time will vary depending on the level of charge in the battery, as well as environmental conditions. Charging times will also be affected by the charging curve for example once charging passes 80%, charging will slow to protect the battery’s longevity.
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