VWCO tests the largest electric truck manufactured in Brazil

8 December 2022

Volkswagen Caminhões e Onibus will further expand its electric portfolio. The largest 100% electric truck developed in Brazil will go into testing in the coming weeks. Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus will further expand its electric portfolio. The e-Delivery 17 will circulate through the streets of São Paulo and has the capacity to transport 17.3 tons, around 3 tons more than the e-Delivery 14 model (14.5 tons) thanks to an optimized design of engineering, derived from the flexible modular architecture of the e-Delivery project."This is yet another variant of the e-Delivery family. Our team conceived a flexible architecture that speeds up the construction of new models, facilitating adaptation and following a new concept for electric vehicles. This solution is unique and exclusive in the world, having allowed us to develop three models of electric trucks in a record interval", highlights Roberto Cortes , president and CEO of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus.

Although it is the largest e-Delivery truck in the family, the model maintains the dimensions to operate in circulation restriction zones, as an urban cargo vehicle (VUC), and features a front axle with greater load capacity, reinforced chassis and suspension, configuration 6x2, lower loading platform for easier loading and unloading, full air suspension for greater comfort and dual wheels on both rear axles.

The vehicle also features a new battery configuration: four packs or six packs, reaching a range of up to 180 kilometers. The vehicle is already starting tests in real operation this December, with the objective of evaluating its real application with customers. This prototype arrives to serve operations that demand a high load density in urban compact vehicles and also the distribution of drinks with up to eight pallets.

The 17-ton e-Delivery carries all the on-board intelligence that is already characteristic of the VWCO electric family, with systems for greater energy efficiency and also maximum safety on board. You also benefit from the comfort of the Delivery cabin and the very low noise level, both inside and outside the vehicle.

"Our great differentials in electromobility are the rigor with which our products are tested and developed, the services we add to facilitate their operation, a network of trained dealerships and parts available for after-sales in all the markets in which we operate", he says. Roberto Cortes .

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About VW Caminhoes e onibus

With a complete portfolio of solutions for the transport of cargo and passengers, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus is one of the largest automakers in Latin America and is part of the TRATON Group, and is also responsible for manufacturing MAN vehicles on the continent . Brazil provided the world center for research and development of the VWCO brand, with expertise in emerging markets for tailor-made vehicles, according to the specific demands of its customers. Since 1981, when it started its operations, reaching the top of the market, respecting and satisfying the needs of customers with the best cost-benefit ratio, has always been the automaker's focus. And that's exactly what it offers its customers: tailor-made trucks and buses, an excellent after-sales service and an extensive range of services.


With its Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, Scania, MAN, Navistar and RIO brands, TRATON SE is one of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles. Its offer includes light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses. The Group intends to reinvent transport — with its products, its services and as a partner for its customers. For TRATON, sustainable economic growth always includes treating people and nature with respect. The triad People, Planet and Performance will shape the future of our company.

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