IAA 2018

24 Posted: 24th Oct 2018
IAA 2018

The IAA Commercials Vehicle Show 2018.
September 2018 saw the 67th IAA Show – the world’s most important trade fair for transport, mobility and logistics – take place in Hannover, Germany.

With “Driving Tomorrow” as its theme, we focused on the five new and exciting electric vehicles including the I.D. BUZZ CARGO, we shared customer-specific vehicle solutions, and introduced the new fleet management tool: We Connect Fleet.


    Giving a view of the future, we introduced the all-electric I.D. BUZZ CARGO concept which is the first commercial vehicle to be based on the I.D. Family.

    Featuring an automated driving mode (I.D. Pilot), smart shelving and a built-in workbench, our most innovative zero-emission concept vehicle yet demonstrates what the future’s vans could be like but keeps the iconic look of the first Transporter. 

  • The e-Crafter

    Making range anxiety, poor performance and limited cargo space a thing of the past, the e-Crafter is part of a new generation of electric vehicles that can compete with combustion engines on both performance and efficiency. Boasting 290Nm of torque, just over 100 miles on a full charge and space for 4 Euro pallets, the e-Crafter is just as hard-working as its diesel stablemates.

    It’s already on sale in Germany, where drivers have been won over by its excellent acceleration and handling, driver assistance packages, quiet and smooth driving experience, and seamless power delivery.

    It’s not just drivers who benefit. Developed specifically for deliveries in European cities, the e-Crafter offers lower running costs, reduced emissions, environmentally-friendly credentials and a sizeable payload. As low-emission zones or total diesel bans from cities come into force and governments maintain electric vehicle grants, the e-Crafter could be the sensible choice for forward-thinking inner-city operators with an eye for a deal.

  • The Crafter HyMotion Concept

    Based on the e-Crafter, the Crafter HyMotion concept has a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain and smaller batteries, giving a longer range of around 310 miles with zero emissions.

    With its long-range capability, rapid refuelling and 4.25t gross vehicle weight promising a respectable payload, the Crafter HyMotion is just as suited to covering long distances as the e-Crafter is to inner cities. 

  • A Powerful Partnership: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and ABT

    ABT Sportsline know electromobility. After years of research and multiple championships in the FIA Formula E electric race series, their experience meets a new sector.

    Our first vehicle to reach production is the ABT e-Caddy, featuring all the benefits of a Caddy Maxi; room for 5 people to sit comfortably, numerous driver assistance systems and a durable interior. Add in zero emissions and it’s the ideal city taxi.

    The ABT e-Transporter concept is a potential future offering from the partnership. It’s no less adaptable as an electric vehicle, offering enough space for a complete workshop or seating for up to 9 people.

  • ABT e-Caddy

  • ABT e-Transporter

  • The Cargo e-Bike

    The e-bike is an important mode of transport in the future of mobility, particularly for busy European cities, where more spaces and charging facilities have been created for flexible and eco-friendly transportation. As online ordering increases in popularity, fast and clean last mile delivery solutions will need to keep up.

    Cue the Cargo e-Bike, the world's most advanced electric cargo bike and our first pedelec (pedal electric cycle). Ideal as a last mile delivery solution, it can carry up to 210 kg.





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