Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter 6.1 review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Passenger & boot space

Volkswagen ABT eTransporter side door opening
  • Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1 driving
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  • 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

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Since they started gaining popularity with the Nissan eNV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE, electric vans have always been great for those who need to transport volume and not weight. That’s because the loadspace is usually completely unchanged from the regular van as batteries are located under the loadspace floor. The e-Transporter is no different, which means that you can carry lengths just under 3m long as well as having space for 6.7cubic metres.

What is impacted is the payload. While many manufacturers have strived to strip as much weight as possible out of their vans to limit the deficit of their electric models compared to the combustion engine equivalents, the best performing e-Transporter model only has a payload of 996kg – more than 300kg less than the best-performing diesel van. The e-Transporter is limited because it comes in just one size, though, with only a single length and one roof height option.