Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter 6.1 review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen ABT eTransporter side view
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1 driving
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter rear driving
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter dash detail
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter side door opening
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter side view
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1 driving
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter rear driving
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter dash detail
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter side door opening
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter side view
What Car?’s ABT eTransporter 6.1 deals

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

It’s important to remember the e-Transporter is a conversion performed by ABT, even though you can buy it from a Volkswagen dealership. As such, the fact it is a fairly straightforward conversion makes sense – even if does fall short of the ingenuity and leadership you’d more typically expect from VW.

For some, its simplicity may be appealing, but other, more technically advanced electric vans can be just as dialled down should you wish them to be, as well as giving you the option of maximising your range in the process.

Overview

Volkswagen’s partnership with ABT to make the e-Transporter is a quick fix to get an electric van on the market to rival competitors. It could be improved with more size options, bigger batteries and a greater range, but overall it is a smart, safe and comfortable attempt at an electric van.

  • Smart and practical interior
  • Great to drive
  • Poor range
  • Low payload compared to rivals