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New all-electric Volkswagen ABT eTransporter arrives in the UK with DC fast charging

Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter

Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter

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It’s based on a modified version of the combustion-engined Transporter’s platform, which is fitted with a 109bhp electric motor and a 37.3kWh battery pack mounted under the cargo bay floor. The motor sends drive to the front wheels via an updated version of the standard van’s dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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Volkswagen has launched the ABT eTransporter 6.1 – the company’s first all-electric van available in the UK – which features a range of up to 82 miles on a single charge.

With no compromise on cargo area, the electric Transporter has been developed with ABT e-Line, and features an 83 kW (110 hp) motor. This enables a 0-62mph time of 17.4 seconds. Cargo space is rated at 6.7 m and the van is able to take a payload of up to 1,001 kg.

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All UK motorway service stations to have fast EV chargers by 2023

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Currently motorway services have an average of just two rapid charge points mostly with a 50kW cable that take around an hour to achieve an 80 per cent charge.

The Government wants this motorway service to be expanded and upgraded, replacing 50kW cables with more powerful alternatives to speed up charging times.

Electric car registrations in Britain grew more than 160 percent in 2019, while diesel car registrations were down for first time in 25 years

Richard Aucock / Motoring Research »

Plug-in hybrid numbers grew, too.

However, electric car sales need to rise even more rapidly if the UK is to meet its 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, warns the Transport Research Laboratory.

Hyundai Ioniq named the UK’s most highly rated car

Starting in the UK from £23,840 (~US$29,075) , the Hyundai IONIQ was first launched in 2016, becoming the first car in the world offered as a Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fully electric.

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The Hyundai IONIQ has been named the most highly rated vehicle to own, in the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2020.

Overall, the IONIQ secured an average satisfaction rating of 93.7% from owners, making it a standout performer in the survey.

Each year, the Honest John Satisfaction Index asks 10,000 genuine car owners for their honest feedback on the models they own, individually rating them for their comfort, technology, ease-of-use and more.

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