Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Volkswagens of the past, present and future on show at the IAA

Volkswagen eT Concept Van


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will have one of its biggest and most diverse vehicle displays ever at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover (20-27 September), with a total of 120 vehicles on show.  These will include models from the past, present and future, with the eT! electric delivery van concept, the latest 4MOTION and efficient BlueMotion Technology models, a huge display of conversions, plus a historic collection celebrating the 65th anniversary of the iconic Transporter.

The eT! concept will be a highlight of the 4,528 m2 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand in Hall 12.  Developed by Volkswagen Group Research, which is responsible for the CV world of tomorrow, it offers an insight into the future of electric light commercial vehicles.

Dr Rudolf Krebs, Group Manager for Electric Traction at Volkswagen AG said: ‘The eT! transfers E-mobility to the area of commercial use and is a building block for an innovative logistics concept for the future.  Naturally, it is not a vehicle which could become available very soon, but we must make plans today for what the world of lightweight commercial vehicles might look like in the second half of this decade.’

In addition to the vehicles on its stand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will have a further 63 models in the 5,500 m2 ‘Pavillion 35’ area, demonstrating the wide array of uses for its conversions, including a Transporter ambulance and a solar-powered refrigerated delivery van.

Volkswagen Press