The special feature: The
electrified rear axle with an output of 90 kW can be switched on if required,
making the Transporter the first light commercial vehicle with a hybrid
concept. The Hybrid Power Chassis presented at the fair as a study enables
emission-free, fully electric driving and at the same time unrestricted use of
the combustion engine. The basis is the variable AL-KO lightweight chassis,
which can be used as a modular system carrier.
Depending on customer
requirements, the battery capacity can be adapted to a range of up to more than
100 kilometres in fully electric operation. For longer distances, for example
overland journeys, the vehicle's internal combustion engine can be used without
restrictions. If E-Drive and combustion engine (booster) are used
simultaneously, the fuel savings calculated in the study are 30 percent.
The powerful on-board charger with a charging
capacity of 7 kW - or optionally 22 kW (230 V / 400 V) - and the recuperation
strategy ensure short charging times and sufficient power. Intermediate loads
during loading or unloading of the vehicle as well as during rest periods are
possible at any time. Thanks to recuperation, the system can supply vehicles,
for example with a refrigerated box body, with energy and act as a buffer when
the vehicle is at a standstill.
This function can be
individually adapted to different customer requirements. This means that
applications such as lifting platforms, interior lighting or air conditioning
systems can also be operated.
The Hybrid Power Chassis
offers the following three driving modes:
• Hybrid Mode: Hybrid mode
combines the E-Drive with internal combustion engine of the vehicle for greater
efficiency. In addition, vehicle bodies can be supplied with energy. Important.
This riding mode complies with the new WLTP standard.
• Electric Mode: The
all-electric drive (maximum travel speed: 90 km/h) is effected via the
high-torque electrical axis. This enables silent and emission-free travel
through environmental zones, residential areas, city centres, factory
buildings, local recreation areas or at airports.
• X-TRA Charge Mode: This
automated mode is used to extend the electrical range of the battery and to
ensure the additional electrical energy required. Thus, measures to maintain
cold chain specifications are guaranteed.
Additional functions such as a
4x4 starting aid - for additional traction on slippery surfaces or on gradients
- and various connectivity solutions, such as monitoring the cold chain or GPS and
vehicle data transmission, are also possible.
The plug-in hybrid can be
adapted to various basic vehicles such as Fiat, Mercedes Benz or VW. It
represents an open, engine head-neutral solution for the future.