A new project has been launched: the Kreisel Electric VW Caddy. This van offers an impressive range of 350 kilometres and thanks to its efficiency is perfect for logistics and fleet duties, or as a people carrier in its 7-seater form. The efficient motor delivers an extremely comfortable ride due to its continuous acceleration. Compared to similar electric vehicles, it does not suffer from lack of power during any phase of acceleration, neither at high nor at low driving speeds.
The front-wheel drive with 82 kW synchronous motor and single-stage transmission reaches a maximum speed of 165 kph. The driver can toggle between two driving modes: D (regenerative breaking active) and S (sail mode). The sensitivity of the electric regenerative braking can also be adjusted by the driver using the plus/minus key on the automatic lever.
5856 type 18650 cells provide a total capacity of 60 kWh and guarantee a range of 350 kilometres. Two battery packs with a capacity of 30 kWh each are fitted. Each pack weighs just 170 kg – including the casing, BMS and electronics – and their nominal voltage is 345 V (performance weight 5.5 kg/kWh and energy density 2.7 dm³/kWh).
The 22 kW on-board charger connected to a conventional domestic mains power outlet fully recharges the battery packs within 2.5 hours. The vehicle is also ready for DC rapid charging, which charges the battery packs in less than an hour at a charging capacity of 44 kW.
We would be pleased to organise a test drive so you can find out for yourself how well the Electric Caddy performs. If you are interested, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Kreisel Electric VW Caddy|
|Type of drive||Front wheel drive|
|Drive system||82 kW synchronous motor|
|Transmission||Single-stage automatic gearbox|
|Driving modes||D (regenerative breaking active), S (sail mode).|
|Maximum speed||165 kph|
|Regenerative setting||+ / - key on automatic lever|
|Battery||5856 type 18650 cells|
|Battery weight||340 kg|
|Total capacity||60 kWh|
|Performance weight||5.5 kg/kWh|
|Energy density||2.7 dm³/kWh|
|Charger||22 kW on-board|
|Charging time||2.5 hours|
|DC rapid charging||DC rapid charging-ready|