Volkswagen Trucks and Buses announced the first delivery of its 100% electric truck to the AMBEV company, a key step in the brand’s strategy for electrification. “The Volkswagen e-Delivery arrives to allow the use of electric propulsion in urban distribution and create a reference in sustainability for the global logistics market,” the brand said in a statement. It is a Volkswagen e-Delivery 14 tons 6×2, which has an electric motor that delivers 300 kW with a maximum torque of 2,150 Nm from zero rotation. Equipped with air suspension as standard, it has a total gross weight of 14,300 kg and its maximum payload capacity, added to the body, reaches 9,055 kg With a choice of six or three battery packs, the engineering of the e-Delivery is translates into a range of up to 250 km, depending on vehicle configuration and application. Its three-stage regenerative braking can use up to 40% of the energy expended to decelerate. Designed by a team dedicated to e-Mobility, the e-Delivery has been produced at the Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus de Resende plant (in Rio de Janeiro), which has recently begun mass assembly of these electric models, becoming the first terminal in Brazil with this large-scale operation.
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