e-Delivery: Volkswagen's electric trucks

Volkswagen brings the first 100% electric truck to Brazil - fully developed, tested, and manufactured in the country, and GreenV is partnering with Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) in the project that promises revolutionize the segment.

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The electric mobility market is constantly growing in Brazil and abroad, encouraging automotive companies to invest more in technologies and projects focused on electromobility and sustainability.

Volkswagen brings the first 100% electric truck to Brazil - fully developed, tested, and manufactured in the country, and GreenV is partnering with Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) in the project that promises revolutionize the segment.

There will be two versions of electric trucks, with only differences in capacities and axles. The first of these is the Volkswagen e-Delivery 11 tons 4×2, weighing 10,700 kg and carrying up to 6,320 kg of payload added to the bodywork, while the second is the e-Delivery 14 tons 6×2 weighing 14,300 kg already adding to the bodywork – a load record among Brazilian electric cars – tolerating up to 9,055 kg.

VWCO models cost between $154,000 and $194,000 and despite the second model being more expensive, it ends up making up for the difference in relation to the diesel equivalents in about 5 years.

The models can travel up to 250 km on a single charge. It’s possible to charge 80% of the battery in 45 minutes. Whenever the driver steps on the brakes or decelerates, the batteries are automatically recharged, a feature considered one of the vehicle's strengths, the regenerative brake.

In addition to the battery, one of the new features of e-Delivery is the suspension. The pneumatic system has pockets that adjust electronically according to the load, maximizing grip or reducing rolling resistance, and generating more savings in everyday life.

e-Delivery has several features that help the driver and bring better performance to the truck:

  • Inclinometer – Tilt sensor that analyzes the topographic condition and automatically sends the message to the engine. In conjunction with the Ramp Start Assist (HSA) system.
  • Electronic sensors – Constantly monitor the vehicle's trajectory and indicate any potential reduction in tire grip to the ground, automatically activating the wheel brakes and adjusting engine torque, until friction and movement control is regained.
  • Batteries – In addition to performance management and energy flow, there is a specific thermal control, developed exclusively for e-Delivery, which translates into a robust water cooling system with temperature control to prolong its useful life.
  • Cab – Cabin comfort is managed by intelligent systems. The air conditioning and heater systems are independent and with optimized performance.


To make the customer experience the best possible, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus provides real consultancy when it comes to electrification infrastructure. From the specification of chargers tested and approved by the automaker to the integration with renewable energy sources, being able to make the customer's fleet 100% powered by clean energy.

“The choice is up to the customer, according to their availability of recharge time and cost. We have chargers with different capacities, which can charge several vehicles simultaneously, all tested and approved to work in perfect harmony with e-Delivery, aiming to deliver the best result”, says Ricardo Alouche, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services at VWCO.

The company has the Zero Impact Factory program aiming to achieve more environmental efficiency, focusing on CO2 neutralization and ecologically exemplary actions.

The program has three stages: designing new processes with better efficiency, adopting the use of sustainable energy and recyclable materials, and taking actions to offset the impacts caused to the environment by CO2 emissions.

GreenV, a smart technology company for electric mobility, has entered into an agreement with VWCO to serve VW e-Delivery customers, providing the infrastructure for installing chargers.

GreenV CEO Junior Miranda explains the agreement includes the development of a project and execution of the infrastructure necessary for the installation of chargers, to make electric mobility feasible both at the automaker's dealerships and for fleet owners. After installation, tests are carried out from the first recharge of the system to ensure that everything is in perfect working order.

“Our team can carry out a complete and specialized survey of the infrastructure needs, in accordance with the standards and technical specifications, to optimize the energy consumption of companies. In this way, we will create a customized project”, says Miranda.