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Oct 13, 2020

  • Bespoke service plan introduced for all-electric Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1
  • Electric van servicing is around 30 per cent cheaper with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles transferring savings straight to customers
  • Plan includes three services, MOT, brake fluid and pollen filter change
  • Service plan available to ABT eTransporter 6.1 customers for £399

Milton Keynes, UK – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new electric van service plan for the new zero-emission ABT eTransporter 6.1, passing EV maintenance savings onto customers.

With electric vans 30% cheaper on average to service, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering three services for the price of two to customers who purchase a bespoke ABT eTransporter 6.1 plan. For £399, customers receive three services, one MOT, a brake fluid change and pollen filter replacement.

The eTransporter has an annual service schedule - or 24,900 miles - with an extended inspection after 36 months (74,500 miles). Following that, an extended inspection is required every two years.

As servicing costs are up to 30% cheaper for electric vans, because powertrains feature fewer moving parts and do not require oil replacements, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is ensuring customers see the financial benefit, too, as part of its Working With You promise.

The eTransporter, now available to order at UK Van Centres, has been developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, combining quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging and high load capacity. The ultimate zero-emissions urban logistics van offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles* with cargo space of 6.7m3. Flexible charging options allow for 80% charge in just 45 minutes.

With its zero-emission status, all variants of the ABT eTransporter 6.1 are exempt from road tax (VED) and afforded unrestricted access to the London Ultra Low Emission Zone and Clean Air Zones, as well as being eligible for the government Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG).

David Hanna, Head of Aftersales at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Our new bespoke service plan means that fleet managers, SMEs and sole traders who choose to go green with our first all-electric van not only benefit from on-the-road reduced running costs but also lower servicing and maintenance fees. As part of our Working With You promise, we are passing the savings associated with EV servicing directly onto our loyal customers, so they can focus on their day jobs.”

For more details on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services, or to find your nearest Van Centre, please visit


Notes to editors:

* This publication relates to vehicles tested according to WLTP technical procedures. Technical information (including fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, range, weights and speeds) is yet to be confirmed. We regularly update specifications so all technical information is subject to change (and this may include changes between order and delivery). There may be a delay in updates showing on our website. Always consult your authorised Volkswagen Van Centre for the latest price and technical information.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:

Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit


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