Coming soon: Wheelchair minibus conversion for VW E-Crafter

Tribus builts VW E-Crafter wheelchair minibus

Tribus developed a wheelchair conversion for the new VW E-Crafter. The 100% electric wheelchair minibus will be available as a 8+1 with a lowered front entrance and TriflexAIR foldings seats combined with 2 wheelchair places. 

There is a rising demand for zero emission passenger transport in urban area’s. At the same time, the market of ‘clean vehicles’ is limited. Especially if you are talking about a wheelchair minibus that can be driven with a category B license.  With the arrival of the VW E-Crafter wheelchair minibus that is a problem of the past.

Engineers of Tribus worked hard to meet all European guidelines for M1 passenger transport. They met the challenges in weight by using new techniques and high-quality lightweight materials. The gross vehicle weight of the new VW E-Crafter is on 3500 kg and can be driven with a category B driver’s license. The TriflexAIR conversion kit will soon be ready and can be ordered when the VW E-Crafter is available in your country.

The VW E-Crafter wheelchair minibus will be an 8+1 with two wheelchair places and a range of 173 km (NEDC). The vehicle is equipped with the TriflexAIR wheelchair restraint system, a lowered front-entry and an optional automatic wheelchair lift at the rear. Thanks to fast charging (DC 40 kW), the battery can be recharged to 80% in just 45 minutes! This offers a higher practical range of the vehicle.
Technical specifications of the VW E-Crafter
Range (NEDC) 173 km*
Charging time (AC/CCS to 80%) 05:20 hour / 00:45 hour
Battery 35,8 kWh
Energy consumption (NEDC, average) 21,5 kWh/100km
Motor power, max. 100 kW
Gear, max. 290 Nm
Top speed 90 km/h
COemissions, local 0 g/km
“The E-Crafter wheelchair minibus is highly suitable for use in urban areas and can easily fit in travel schedules of taxis and public transport” says Wilfred Wijnands, Sales Director at Tribus.
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