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 eTransporter 6.1 is perfectly suited to many different business types, including couriers, delivery drivers, and local businesses. Plus, a 6.7m3 load volume and a payload of up to 1,001 kg makes it easier to meet the demands of your working day. The ABT eTransporter 6.1 will be available to order as either a panel van or kombi from July 2020.
The new ABT eTransporter 6.1 is available in two trims. Both come with a wide variety of features, including the following highlights:
The ABT eTransporter 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 eTransporter 6.1’s brakes if needed. If the risk remains, the system will partially apply the brakes to give you a helping hand.
ABT eTransporter 6.1 panel van
ABT eTransporter 6.1 kombi
Up to 82 miles
Up to 80 miles
Combined power consumption3
28.3 - 28.0 kWh/62 miles
29.1 - 28.1 kWh/62 miles
Engine power, max.
Up to 1,001 kg
Up to 914kg
Loading volume, max.
Power and performance
The ABT eTransporter 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 eTransporter 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 eTransporter 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 eTransporter 6.1 is built with your business in mind. Driving the ABT eTransporter 6.1 means zero road tax (VED) and lower running and servicing costs, saving you and your business money. Plus, because the ABT eTransporter 6.1 is zero-emissions, 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. The ABT eTransporter 6.1 is currently gaining qualification for this grant.
The Combined Charging System (CCS) socket on the new ABT eTransporter 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.
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 eTransporter 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.