Volkswagen is following Ford and introducing hybrid drive in one of its most successful commercial vehicles, the Multivan, the press division of the Vezess brand said. The drivetrain, which so far exclusively consisted of diesel engines, is sure to be supplemented with an additional version. The front-wheel drive minivan with the eHybrid system is propelled exclusively in electric mode and travels in non-emission mode for as long as possible.

The turbocharged petrol engine (TSI) operates at lower battery levels and in higher speed ranges. The lithium-ion Multivan hybrid battery, which can be ordered in up to seven versions, is floor-built. This not only saves space, but also has a positive effect on the driving characteristics, as it reduces the center of gravity of the model. The energy storage unit can be charged via the connector on the right front bumper.

Although technical details have not been disclosed by Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle division, all you know for sure is that the vehicle will be able to charge in both the public electric charging station and the home wall charger (Wallbox). However, the manufacturer promises that the pure feeling of Maltivan will not hurt much, users will only notice so much change that they can make their trips more economical and sustainable than before.

The Multivant, built with the new eHybrid system, is expected to be revealed at the end of the year, and in the meantime, several important details may be known.