ABT e-Line offers conversion of T6.1s to battery drive

The e-Transporter 6.1 has a range of 105-138 km and a top speed of 90/120 kph
(Courtesy of ABT e-Line)

ABT e-Line has announced that every existing IC-engined Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 model can now be converted to battery-electric drive. The base vehicle only has to be a diesel with a direct shift gearbox.

The ABT e-Transporter 6.1 has a WLTP range of 105-138 km, depending on the body and weight, which might vary slightly during conversion. Power consumption is between 27.0 and 35.8 kWh/100 km for the complete vehicle, depending on the version.

The battery has a capacity of 37.3 kWh (gross), the peak power of the drive is 83 kW and maximum torque is 200 Nm. Its top speed is limited to 90 kph, or optionally to 120 kph. The complete charging time is around 5.5 hours at a 7.2 kW wall box, or at a fast charging station (CCS) with 50 kW an 80% charge is achieved in around 45 minutes.

The conversion is said to be suited to vehicles such as refuse trucks, tippers, refrigerated trucks or cherry pickers.