Volkswagen eCrafter (2019–)

Last updated 10 September 2018

The cabin of the eCrafter isn't as plush as the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, but there is no shortage of comfort or storage. The two-tier door pockets are particularly useful, with the upper level being perfect for loose change, pens and scraps of paper. All versions get three seats as standard, with a foldable middle seat that doubles up as a laptop table. 

There are numerous cup holders or power sockets too, which makes it easy to charge up electrical items like phones and laptops. The door pockets are also large enough to accommodate a tablet PC. 

In-cab comfort is good, with the heavy seat padding providing lots of support for the upper legs and lower back. An optional ErgoComfort seat, with shock absorber cushioning, adds more comfort on the motorway with 14 different settings, but can get a little springy on B roads.

Payload ratings are broad with the eCrafter carrying payloads from 1.0 to 1.7 tonnes. What's more, with the battery packs situated under the load floor, you get the same 10.7 maximum cubic metres of load space in the medium wheelbase van as you would with the diesel version. 

As before, access to the load area is easy with a low loading floor and wide door openings. A single side sliding door is fitted as standard and provides an opening of 1311mm. A second sliding door can be optionally added. The rear doors open to provide 1552mm and most medium wheelbase vans will carry four Euro pallets. 

For those who want their vans to be forklift-friendly, an optional 270 degree opening mechanism for the rear doors can be fitted, along with wooden sidewall and floor protection. There are also numerous tie-down points to prevent loads from shifting. 

 

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