The new Volkswagen e-Crafter concept, (full details), was presented in great detail via a recent Autogefühl video.

The first electric Crafters are expected on the streets next year, and come equipped with a 43 kWh battery and 208 km (129 miles) range.

Volkswagen execs said that lineup electrification will be done step-by-step and that they are optimistic about electric drive.

Electric vehicles in commercial use do add to the upfront costs (over an ICE), but low operation costs over the vehicles lifetime are generally a much easier sell to global fleet managers.