The Electric T6.1 VW Transporter or ABT Etransporter New for 2020 which will be developed in partnership with ABT. The famous German tuner will be responsible not only for van styling, but also for batteries and power. The logistics are not yet clear on the build process. Small numbers of electric vans are coming through shortly. Please note all prices and payments quoted are for collection. A low loader can easily cost £500 to deliver a van. This van only comes in LWB
No road fund licence cost, free access to emission zones
The Electric VW Transporter or Etransporter is actually made by ABT as in the bodykit manufacturer who makes the VW Transporter ABT. We think this is a bit of an odd decision, and think it represents a stopgap reaction, using a firm they clearly trust. Longer term we expect the Volkswagen Group to purchase a battery manufacturing company. Trust us VW will be the winner long even over rivals such as Tesla in a shootout! Everything they do is planned.
0 – 80% in 45 minutes the concept 37.3 kWh Battery
Understand the VW Concept. VW do not want to strip the world bare for Cobalt by producing batteries that last for weeks with a 1000 mile range. This is the Tesla idea. Its unsustainable. A double battery option is available for 2021 or its likely available as a retro upgrade, but no one realy knows yet. Check out the Electric Mercedes Vito here
We cannot ever see Volkswagen and other large scale manufacturers ever adopting the Tesla role model of large batteries with huge ranges. Cobalt Mineshave a limited amount of product and there is simply not enough ore in the world to folow the Tesla business model. Most manufacturers want to mine as little Cobalt as possible due to the enviromental impact.
Thus ranges are likely to remain 100 – 200 miles for some years until an another power source is invented or a way to charge on the move
Most chargers are currently free by virtue of a goverment grant. You can only get the grant when you buy a new van and the grant can finish at any time. We would think end of 2020. Both at home and work chargers are available If you buy an electric van check out the goverment websitefor charger grants. In most cases they are free. Charging you electric vw transporter or eTransporter should be easy.
Models of ABT eTRANSPORTER 37.3kWh Van Auto(Apr 20-)£50,721 37.3kWh Advance Van Auto(Apr 20-)£54,681 37.3kWh Kombi Van Auto(Apr 20-)£55,899 37.3kWh Advance Kombi Van Auto(Apr 20-)£60,231
Advance Spec Below
Electric Vehicle Data:
Battery Capacity in kWh
Battery Charge Type 1 kW
Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage
Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
Battery Charge Type 2 kW
Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage
Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)
Battery Charge Type 3 kW
Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage
Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes)
Battery Charge Type 4 kW
Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage
Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes)
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty – Mileage
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty – Years
WLTP – EC (kWh/100km) – Comb
WLTP – EC (miles/kWh) – Comb
WLTP – Pure Electric Range (km) – Comb
WLTP – Pure Electric Range (miles) – Comb
Body Glass :
Heated laminated windshield
4 stages windshield wiper intermittent control for windshield wipers
Most of our competitors tend to be leasing franchises that all sell the same “specials” that tend to be basic vans purchased at the same time by the hundred. Often the vans you are offered have sat around a while. They tend to prefer contract hire as it locks you into them for some time. We work via banks rather than by these franchises so we are not as tied in so can offer more of an array of van finance deals. This is why our vans are fresher and deals better. There is no leasing franchise taking a cut. All methods are tax deductible. All methods you should really have GAP Insurance Policy in case the vehicle is written off. Many commercial insurance policies will not pay new for old.
Hire purchase – VAT down or VAT deferred . HP is a great way to actually buy a van. If your VAT registered claim the whole VAT amount back within three months. Sometimes a pre registered van is cheaper. Click Here.
Contract Hire – This is more popular on cars than vans. Many customers think there is no credit check but there is. Its better for large fleets and doesn’t offer any advantage for less than fleets of 10. If you want to change over 10 vehicles in one go and they are basic then please get in touch. Click here for contract hire.
Lease purchase. Not always the best deal as some manufacturers offer discounts that cannot be used on lease purchase. Its just like HP but with a final payment and once it’s paid you get automatic ownership. It’s better once again for VAT registered businesses especially if you want a T6.1 for example to keep at the end and convert to a motorhome. Sometimes a pre registered van is cheaper. Click here
Finance Lease – By far the most popular method as it attracts the lowest payments . It’s gets the largest discounts from manufacturers same as contract hire. However you can fit accessories many of which you cant n contract hire
Operational Lease – Is just like finance lease however you can hand back the vehicle at the end. Some of our Mercedes vans are like this
Asset Finance – We can finance many products not just vans
Credit Limit – Pre approve your van purchases 90 days in advance. Useful for example if you have a contract tender.
If you write a vehicle off in say year one the insurance company may well pay you less than the settlement value. Thus through no fault of your own you may need to buy a older cheaper van to reach the same monthly payment. Click Here to buy a GAP Policy
Currently there is no T6.1 Sportline but we have a choice of no less than 4 front splitters. We can help by customising your new 110, 150 or 199 PS Diesel Engine. The latter comes in DSG only of course. This way you can have either a Kombi or a panel van too.
At Swiss none of our vans are ready made. Instead you get some choice as to what your van will look like. Nothing sets off a van more than having a front splitter. All of these front splitters are sold ready fitted. You can mix and match
VW Transporter WASP 1 in stock now click here Supplies are likely to be limited. Can be black or painted. Painted cost typically £6-7 a month but less unpainted in black. When out of supply it makes sense to deliver the new van and for the customer to fit locally afterwards. Pictures soon on an actual van. Made from PP plastic. This is the Swiss Sportline WASP 1
VW Transporter Genuine ABT. In stock end of March 2020. Limited numbers. Typical cost £30 a month fitted so its a little on the expensive side. Stock fluctuates on ABT quite a lot. PP Plastic. Great quality. Poor availability order early. We are teh cheapest on the Vw Transporter T6.1 ABT in the UK by far.
VW Transporter WASP2 out now. Its more similar to the ABT splitter and features a unique design that lends itself to painting two tone. This we think will be the best seller as it will allow buyers to contrast with the new leather design service. Its about £12 a month or £16 if painted in two colours.
VW Transporter WASP 3 Due September 2021
Side bars round or Sportline Triangular ones. We tend to fit Vanstyle sidebars. The VW sidebars do last a lot longer but quite expensive. Mudflaps will reduce chips and corrosion.
Nappa leather, some fancy type of stiching, mixed colour leathers. Heated seats. See leather page click here Hell 4 Leather Branding. Free leather design service from £1500 – £2999
Lowering . 30 MM genuine, 40 mm aftermarket, coilovers we can fit it all. Obviously some kits will not be covered by manufactuers guarantees.
Upgrades such as alarm, reversing camera, towbars, WIFI in van, witness cameras.
Plylining, racking, roof bars, anything you want we sell it.
Electric Van Info
Electric Van Information Electric vans are here and but in short supply. Many features are the same for all electric vehicles, and electric vans for sale. They are all using technology created by third parties. Everyone has heard of Elon Musk and Tesla but there are actually very few players in electric vans. The limiting factors are the cobalt and Lithium that is required for the battery packs.
Electric Van Range
82 – 150 miles this depends on the temperature Citroen offer 200 and 300 KM ranges on theirs
Using equipment such as the radio, heaters, wipers uses energy and reduces range Things like aircon will futher reduce the range so after say 24 months a realistic range of 50 miles is pheasible using aircon on a hot day and if van isnt fully charged
As time goes on like any battery capacity is reduced so after say 5 years at 10,000 miles per annum the batteries could be at 50% of origional capacity. They are not too different to an iPhone battery but prices on electric van batteries will fall over the next 10 years as recycling gets better and more efficient
Electric Van Charging Points
Join a club online so you can charge via the growing network of rapid chargers at Motorways, Cities and shops. Full charge in as little as an hour. Have a look at Zap Map to find your nearest and fastest charging station
Get a home charger from as little as £150 but these are slow. It can take 15-20 hours to charge an electric battery from a mains adaptor
Let Swiss Vans finance a Rapid charger at your work and office and give people a reason to visit your business if you cant get a grant. Currently in 2020 there are plenty of grants.
The Good Points
You can go where other plumbers, heating engineers, couriers and builders fear to tread. The diesel free zones.
More and more charging stations are being added every day and its a matter of time before these where on Satnav WAZW, Google Maps etc
Cadmium/ Cobalt/ Lithium is super rare, and electric vans have no engines to wear out. Real engines anyway. So the values are held. The batteries need changing after say 1000 cycles but the costs of battery replacement fall by 20% per year
Its logical to assume that in 5 years times when you sell your second hand electric van there will be various upgrades even for your used vehicle. Software that runs the batteries The batteries themselves. The replacements are likely to be cheaper faster and stronger than these.
The charging stations. You will see advances on mobile chargers and multi story chargers. Possibly even robotic chargers within the next 10 years
We offer a range of leather upgrades that you can choose on most vans. We ask a larger deposit when ordering leather and of course it will need to be ordered and fitted so take a little longer.
Leather costs from £1500 to £2999 typically
Free leather design service from Hell 4 Leather. Once you have been accepted and a deposit taken our helpful team will guide you through leather ordering. Show you the range of colours, patterns and how to design something unique. We then send you a a mock up image of how your van leather will look. We take payment in full where leather deals are done as bespoke customised leather doesnt have much of a second hand market should you change your mind!
Based on 5 seater basic leathers from £1500 Its less obviously for a two or three seater van.
Upgrade to a fine Nappa leather shown with Hex and more complicated designs from £2999 for a 5 seater
12 months guarantee on all leather Nationally This covers stiching coming apart, sagging. It wont cover rips or stains of course. Upgrade to 3 year guarantee on some leathers for £399
Van Leather Ordering Questions That We Might Ask
Obviously the colour of the leather ! There are about 30 leather colours approx. Its great to be different but if you order a ‘Katie Price” its going to be worth less not more in 3 years !
The material. There is standard Robust Leather, Nappa Leather, Mock Suede The robust is the most popular as it resists stains and scratching more. Its like your sofa at home. But you cant beat the feel and smell of Nappa
The stich pattern. Cross, Bently, Oval, list is endless. Ask your account manager for a link to build your leather.
If you want a logo or any branding
ABT Aero Package
ABT are as addicted as Swiss Vans at modifying vans. In 2021 an “Aero Package” is rumoured to be on offer but as you can imagine it wont be cheap. The specification has yet to be announced but it would more than likely be the same as the ABT transporter. More than likely you can choose “bits” rather than the whole package and its unlcear if this is done at dealer by us or in Germany. It may well just be an entire package
Front grille and splitter
Rear spoiler and rear apron What will they do about the exhaust ?