Renault, VW, Ford and Maxus launch their electric vans at the IAA in Hannover

The E-Tech Electric Trafic Van is one of many electric vans that will make their public debut at the Hannover Motor Show, last held in 2018.

Ford will introduce the E-Transit Custom medium van, unveiled earlier this month, with a range of 380 km from a 74 kWh battery. The E-Transit Custom is available with 100 kW or 160 kW electric motors, the latter offering a towing capacity of up to 2,000 kg, Ford said when announcing the E-Transit Custom.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents the ID Buzz Cargo, a van version of the retro electric vehicle.

Carsten Intra, CEO of VW Commercial Vehicles, said on Monday that the ID Buzz was an important model in the transformation towards electrification of the sector, which continues to rely on diesel powertrains. “More than 55% of all VW commercial vehicle sales will be fully electric by 2030,” Intra told a press conference in Hanover.

According to a report this month by advocacy group ICCT, battery electric vans accounted for around 4% of all commercial van sales in Europe in the first half of 2022. Stellantis had the highest penetration, with 5% of sales.

The Cargo version has a range of 425 km with a 77 kWh battery. Pre-orders began in May, with first deliveries slated for this fall, VW said.

VW is also introducing the next-generation Amarok one-ton pickup, a sister model to the Ford Ranger. The Amarok was developed with Ford as part of a strategic partnership between the two automakers. It will be launched towards the end of the year in certain countries.

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