Review: Volkswagen e-Caddy (2019 – 2021)
Zero tailpipe emissions, car-like refinement, high quality cabin, available as panel van or seven-seater MPV.
Limited range of 137 miles,UK launch date has been pushed back to mid-2020.
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The electric van is built in partnership with ABT Sportline and is available as a panel van or five-seater MPV. A 82-kW electric motor operates in the e-Caddy. The electric motor is supplied with... Read more
Volkswagen e-Caddy (2019 – 2021): At A Glance
Designed for businesses who want a van for short runs and/or multi drop deliveries in towns and cities, the e-Caddy features similar tech to the e-Crafter with its front-mounted electric motor being powered by a lithium-ion battery pack placed under the load floor in the rear.
The e-Caddy is the brainchild of ABT Sportline - the electric motor sport specialists behind the Audi Sport Formula E Team - with Caddy chassis being sent to ABT's German plant to be converted. The entire electric powertrain is developed in-house by ABT, while the van is sold and supported by Volkswagen's dealer network.
Despite its motor sport origins the small electric van is designed for commercial life, with a load are of 4.2 cubic metres. Limited to Maxi longwheel base only, the maximum payload is 100kg lower than the diesel van at 635kg. Volkswagen also offers the e-Caddy as a seven-seater MPV, with rear windows (pictured).
The 109PS electric motor is predominantly designed for low-speed runs, with a limited to a top speed of roughly 70mph. Charging times take five hours, when connected to a 7.2kw wallbox, or 49 minutes (from zero to 80 per cent) when hooked up to a 40kw fast charger.