Volkswagen took the opportunity to unveil the new E-Delivery during the 2017 Truck & Bus Innovation Day.
Developed by Volkswagen Caminhoes e Onibus in Brazil, it's described as a modern truck aimed at urban logistics, and as its name suggests, it has a zero-emission powertrain.
The electric motor, which is backed up by a lithium-ion battery pack, feeds 109PS (107hp) to the two-wheel drive system, with its total driving range said to be up to 200km (124miles).
Volkswagen says that their first electric truck developed in Brazil also features regenerative braking, with 3 stages, and an Eco-Drive Mode, meant to help it achieve its driving range.
However, despite looking ready for assembly, the new Volkswagen E-Delivery is actually a pre-series production vehicle. Customer testing will begin next year, and if all goes as planned, then expect to see the first units on the roads starting in 2020.
VW are optimistic when it comes to this zero-emission light truck, as they're expecting a "strong customer demand". When asked whether it will be exported to other markets outside Brazil, the MAN CEO of Latin America said that it's a vehicle aimed at global markets, adding that it will "hopefully" come to Europe too.
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