Volkswagen has revealed its e-load up! concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The e-load up! concept is a commercial van version of thee-up! and is touted as an "agile city delivery vehicle" that is suitable for couriers, pizza delivery drivers and service technicians. To live up to its name, the e-load up! boasts of a number of business-friendly features like plastic body cladding, blocked out rear windows and a fold-up passenger seat that allows the concept to load over 1,400 liters (49.4 cubic feet) of luggage.
The e-load up! features an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor which in turn provides up to 82 HP (60 kW) of output and 210 Nm (154 lb-ft) of torque, propelling the hatchback from zero to 100 km/h in 12.4 seconds and allowing it to reach a top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph).
The concept also has the capability to travel up to 160 km (99 miles) on a single charge. According to Volkswagen, the e-load up! could be available soon, if there is the “right level of demand.”