first_imgOn if he is running“I’ve been running. I’ve been running for two weeks now, three weeks.”On if he is on the table still“I’m squatting and leg pressing and pulling sleds. I’ve moved on from the table and progressed from there. I’m pretty close to being able to just do the normal workout.”On his confidence level being high“I feel great. I’m being constantly slowed down. You feel so good that you think you are ready for everything. That’s something that I learned the first time going through this is you really have to listen to people around you. I think I’m ready to go out and do everything and I’m not. I know I’m not deep down. You just feel good and you want to do more and more. You are coming off of surgery and crutches, a brace, and then all these things that you just want to jump into things and you have to slow yourself down or have somebody slow you down.” On where he is with the strength test in comparison with his other knee“They actually don’t do that. They have this machine, I forget what it’s called now, but it gauges the percentages of strength in each muscle and they actually don’t do that anymore because they found that it’s bad for the patella tendon. Don’t do that. I’m not far off as far as strength is concerned. The last thing that comes is the bulk and the size and the mass of the muscle and the muscles in the leg. I’m not far off as far as percentages are concerned.” On how he is coming along“I’m coming along great. I’m three and a half, almost three and a half months out of surgery. I’m doing great. You get the, ‘Are you ahead of schedule or are you behind schedule?’ Going through this twice, there’s ahead of schedule, and then there’s professional athlete ahead of schedule or behind schedule. I think that gets kind of blown out of proportion. I’m going to be ready to rock and roll by the season, and I’m definitely going to be ready by that, definitely going to be ready for camp and shooting to be getting reps in our mandatory mini, and hopefully in some of the OTA practices.”On if he has done anything different in his rehab to speed up the recovery process“Nothing different. I think things have changed so fast in the medical field from going through this in 2006 and now 2015. There are some things that they don’t do anymore. There are some things that studies have come out on and they’ve said this is actually hindering your process. There are some things that they would never think of doing anymore that they do back then. You just do it, because that’s what everybody says. The research and the data and all those things have changed so fast, because the medical field is always changing and progressing. There are some different techniques, I think, some of the things that I’m doing but nothing drastic.” On if there will be more pressure on the offense because there are questions on defense“I hope so. I enjoy that part of it, that challenge of it, but that’s what we were saying last year I think. There was all the talk about losing Karlos Dansby and what are we going to do, and then we came out and were pretty good on defense last year. We expect to be pretty good on defense this year. But, I kind of like going into a season thinking, alright we might have to score 35 or we might have to score X to be able to beat these teams. It’s a great challenge. It’s a great way to go into an offseason, because it puts a lot of pressure on you and you know what you expect of yourself and expect of the guys around you.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo On how much his last knee injury and rehab has helped in this recovery process“A lot more than I expected. You think of something that happened 10 years ago, and you have very vague memories, but then you put yourself in the same exact everything and a lot of things come back to you that you had forgotten about. There’s been so many times that I have thought of, ‘Well, did it feel like this last time or did I do this at this point last time?’ There are so many of those things that come up that you completely forgot about it and you have never thought about until three weeks ago or a month and a half ago and I hadn’t thought about it since 2008. I’ve learned a lot and as I’ve gotten older and been in this league for a longer time, I’ve realized how important all the things you go through and all the lessons you learn as a young guy or the middle point in your career, whatever it may be.” On if he’s at a point in his recovery where he has a set timetable or if it’s still a wait-and-see“There are certain things, and the physical therapists and different people, the doctors and these people that have come together and done these studies, there’s a certain place you want to be at nine months, there’s a certain place you want to be at 12 months and so on. I don’t even know what month it is when that mandatory minicamp is, but I’m shooting for that. That’s my goal, and like I said, hopefully at some point some of the OTA practices. Until we get there, I don’t know, but I’m shooting to get some reps at some of those practices. Nine months will be training camp and I’ll be ready for that.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer stopped to chat with the media Thursday at the team’s Tempe training facility.Palmer was there to discuss his recovery from the ACL injury he suffered in a Nov. 9 win over the St. Louis Rams.Here is some of the best of what the quarterback had to say:“Hello everybody. Sorry I’m late. I was just getting a tour of the new facility. (Reporter: “How does it look?”) Awesome — I can’t wait. It’s come a long way. I’ve been here, but I haven’t been here every day. It’s coming up fast. Looks like it’s not too far away, and I was just talking to a couple of guys that have been in there, talking to some of the guys in there working. It’s going to be first-class. I can’t wait. It’s going to be awesome.” On if he’s in Bruce Arians’ ear trying to convince him he’ll be ready for minicamp“No, I think he has a certain level of trust with me. He’s also going to be talking to Tom Reed and everybody else on the training staff and see exactly what they think. Like I said, my mindset is go-go-go and it’s their job, that’s actually what the training staff is to do, and they’re going to do a good job holding me back or pushing me, whatever it may be.”On his feelings about the quality of the team next season“As good as I’ve been on, and we’re only going to get better next week I think. Just the trust and faith that you have in Steve (Keim) and his whole crew, and Bruce (Arians), to bring in the right guys for the right spots, because we have a good group and all they try to do is add every year. They’ve done a good job since Steve and Bruce have been together. The sky’s the limit. My expectations are very high that we’re going to get even better next week.”On how encouraging it is to have Larry Fitzgerald back for two more years“I’m as excited as anybody. Obviously, everybody in the Valley and in the state is excited to see Larry back, especially back for two more. It’s great.”center_img On where they most need to improve on offense“Everywhere. Going back and watching us again for the second time, everywhere, third down; I think if there’s one thing you noticed about us offensively is there’s some really good stuff and some really bad stuff. There are some really good streaks of a game or a third down just this week or a third down these two weeks, and then it was not good these two weeks; kind of streaky, hot and cold, hit or miss. Now that you’re looking back, that’s great. There’s great stuff to study. There’s great stuff to learn from. We’ll get in here and watch film with these young guys, see the good and see the bad. When you see yourself do it, you know you can do it, and there’s that confidence that you get from that. The best teams do it every week. The teams that win the Super Bowl are great on third down, in the red zone, four-minute, whatever it may be, short yardage, they do it every week. That’s where we aspire to be and that’s where we can be, because we’ve done it for a couple weeks. We just need to figure out why we didn’t do it for a week or two weeks here and there.” Comments   Share   On if he was hard to be around when he was in the funk he mentioned earlier“Yeah, actually my wife brought that up. We had a date night last week or two weeks ago and she brought that up, and I quickly changed the subject. She reminded me of some different things that had happened that, when you’re in that funk you just kind of, things just kind of fly right over the top of your head. Some things flew past me that I needed to apologize for, and I did.”On if he’s had any lingering effects from his shoulder injury last year“Shoulder has been great. Everything has been great.”On if the Cardinals have talked to him about his contract and restructuring“Yeah, I did that maybe a month ago, restructured and changed some things for salary cap reasons.”On if his belief that this team can do something special adds to the motivation in trying to get back“Oh no doubt. You can play in this league a long time and just not play on very good teams. There are a lot of guys that come in the league and don’t ever win a Super Bowl and don’t ever have those runs. Just getting an opportunity to be on a team that you know can make a run is exciting. It’s exciting in January, February, March and April, going up into training camp. There are a lot of guys that live in the area that play on this team and are here full-time. There’s a bunch of guys I see every single day, and we talk about it every single day. Just seeing Tyrann (Mathieu) this morning and talking about our…just different things that come up, we know we have a shot. There are a lot of teams that don’t. There are a lot of teams that are thinking about 2016, 17, 18, ‘Maybe we’ll do this, maybe we’ll do that,’ but this is an exciting time to be on this team. It’s an exciting time to try to make this 53-man roster come August, because you know that the right pieces are in the right places, a good mix of old guys, good mix of young guys, good mix of really talented guys, good mix of great football players, great leaders; it’s just a really good group of guys. We’ve got a lot of work to do and a lot of things to figure out, but we’ll be ready for it.” On what a typical week is like for him“Typical week now — I’m in rehab Monday through Friday, get in at like 8:15, 8:30, get done about 12:45, I got here at 1:00, so like 12:50. Monday, Wednesday, Friday are run days, hard run days, agility days. Tuesday and Thursday are heavy lifting days. Every day is for four to five hours. I try to do more of the position specific, more functional movement stuff that is directly related to playing the quarterback position as far as rehab or strength stuff.”On when the negative emotion flipped and he became excited for the next season “That’s a good question. It took me a little while to get over. It takes you a little while to get over and then the season goes on, and we finish the way we did. All those emotions – the what-if game you try not to play. All that goes and then you have surgery and then you are in a boot, or you are in a cast and on crutches. You have to start walking slowly and then start barely walking steps upstairs. It took a long time to just get out of that funk you get in just because you have surgery and you are a month out of surgery and you just want to go run. You want to sweat, but you can’t because you have stitches in your knee and there are infection concerns and all these things. Really until I started being able to sweat and work out again and feel like I am training for football as opposed to just going in and doing leg extensions, calf raises and some things that seem monotonous or silly at the time. The last month or so really has been fun again, because I’ve been lifting weights and getting ready for 2015.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On what the upside is to practicing before training camp“I’m a rep guy. I’ve always tried to take every single rep or have taken every single rep. I don’t need to anymore, but that’s the way I have been my entire life. That’s something that is his job to do, because I always going to say, ‘Yeah, I’m good. Let’s go.’ That’s on Bruce’s plate and our training staff and Tom Reed and those guys. They do a great job. They will be very on top of it, I’m sure. That’s not my job. My job is to perform and get better and to work and be in the huddle with these guys as much as I can and I’m going to be in there as much as I can. It’s their job to pull me out, slow me down or hold me back, whatever that may be.”On if he can throw“I’m throwing every day. I throw five days a week right now.” On how difficult it was to watch the team in the playoffs without him“That’s the toughest part of this sport is injuries and not being able to play — whether it’s not playing because you are out on the street and a team won’t sign you or not playing because you are injured. That’s one of the toughest parts. I think that was a lesson I learned having the knee injury years back is you can’t play the what-if game or the coulda-woulda-shoulda game. You can’t do it, because at the end of the season there are 31 other teams that are doing that, and there’s only one team that’s content. Everyone else is playing the what-if game. The team that lost in the Super Bowl or the team that was in the Divisional Round, whatever it may be — you can’t do that. You‘ll keep yourself up at night and drive yourself crazy. You just have to move past it and take care of each day. One of the things that I’ve learned and loved learning from Bruce is…one of his biggest things is he walks into the meeting room every day during practice or during the season and says, ‘All you can control is today and handle today’s business.’ Playing that what-if game and thinking back on years past or whatever it may be, you are just going to drive yourself nuts doing that.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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ABT Volkswagen e-CaddyThe ABT Volkswagen e-Caddy was developed in partnership with Abt e-Line and is scheduled for sale from mid-2019.It’s equipped with 37.3 kWh for some 220 km (137 miles) of NEDC range, and 82 kW electric motor. The payload stands at 635 kg (4.2 m3). Charging is possible using 7.2 kW on-board charger or DC fast charger (up to 40 kW).ABT Volkswagen e-Caddy Ford Reveals Transit Custom Range-Extended PHEV Volkswagen electrifies most of its commercial lineup.Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, besides the fancy I.D. BUZZ CARGO, presented at the IAA in Germany several other vehicles, including all-electric Caddy and Transporter, as well as a hydrogen Crafter and an electric bike.Some of those models will enter the market next year, so let’s check them out one-by-one.2018 IAA Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 21, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Volkswagen Crafter HyMotionHannover, 19 September 2018 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has just recently presented the first large electric van with the world premiere of the e-Crafter. Now, just one month later, the next zero-emission version of the highly contemporary panel van is celebrating its world premiere at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover: the Crafter HyMotion – a van with a fuel cell drive. Unlike the e-Crafter, which can be ordered now, the Crafter HyMotion is still a concept vehicle. Nonetheless, its technical concept is near-production.HyMotion stands for the terms “hydrogen” and “motion” – i.e. driving with hydrogen. The Crafter HyMotion was designed to cover longer distances with zero emissions. The e-Crafter, on the other hand, was developed for delivery services, service businesses and tradesmen who mainly travel short distances in the city with its lithium-ion battery and ranges of up to 173 kilometres (WLTP) . The longer the daily distances to be covered, the more appealing the fuel cell drive becomes in the field of large commercial vehicles, because its ranges are long and its fuel stops are very short – both of which are especially important criteria in the delivery of just-in-time goods. The vehicle’s maximum payload is the same as that of today’s diesel vehicles.The tanks integrated in the Crafter HyMotion have a capacity of 7.5 kg hydrogen. This enables the 4.2-tonne van to cover driving ranges of more than 500 km. Instead of the large traction battery of the e-Crafter, a smaller lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 13.1 kWh is at work in the Crafter HyMotion. The fuel cell system that delivers 30 kW of power serves as a range extender. Meanwhile, the Crafter HyMotion utilises the same 100‑kW electric motor and gearbox as in the e-Crafter. The van’s fuel consumption is 1.4 kg hydrogen per 100 km. A driving range example: the Crafter HyMotion would only need to refill with fuel once on the 623 km route from Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony, to the Bavarian metropolis of Munich. Duration of the filling stop: four minutes.Fuel cell drives like the one in the Crafter HyMotion are still significantly more expensive than all-electric drives. However, forecasts based on analyses by the Volkswagen Group indicate that manufacturing costs for these two zero-emission drive systems are likely to equalise by 2025. By then, the infrastructure of hydrogen filling stations will also have improved substantially. Take the example of Germany: today there are 50 filling stations across Germany. By the end of this year there will already be around 100. The network is expected to grow to 400 filling stations by 2023. This means that the infrastructure will be good enough within the next five years to make commercial vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells relevant in business practice. Between 2025 and 2030, the number of hydrogen filling stations could rise to as many as 1,000 across Germany. If, at the same time, prices for components of this pioneering drive system drop, this could enable a market breakthrough by hydrogen fuel cells from 2025. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is prepared for this eventuality with innovative vehicle concepts like the Crafter HyMotion.Mode of operation of the fuel cellThis can be explained in two sentences: a hydrogen fuel cell utilises energy from the chemical reaction between hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O) to generate electrical energy. The “exhaust gas” is nothing more than clean water vapour.Explained in detail: the central element of each individual fuel cell is a proton-conducting membrane – several of which are combined to form a stack. Each membrane is positioned between the anode and the cathode. Hydrogen flows on the anode side, and air flows into the cell on the cathode side. In this process, hydrogen reacts with oxygen and combines to form water at the cathode. Here, the fuel cell converts the chemical energy of an oxidation process – also known as “cold combustion” – directly into electrical energy.Overview of the Crafter model seriesVolkswagen Commercial Vehicles has one of the most innovative and efficient large vans in the form of the current Crafter. There is hardly another commercial vehicle in this class that offers better space, economy, more optimal payloads, a similarly innovative range of assistance and infotainment systems, more connected online fleet management systems or a comparably large range of drive systems and body variants.When it made its debut in autumn 2016, the Crafter was offered with front-wheel drive and a maximum gross weight of 3,500 kg. Since then, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been systematically extending the number of drive and body combinations so that it can offer tailor-made solutions for all conceivable transport tasks. For example, both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (4MOTION) have been available in the Crafter since mid-2017. The youngest offspring of the model series is the new e‑Crafter. As a panel van it is ideally suited for urban delivery transport. The launch of this innovative zero-emission van in the market coincides with the IAA on 20 September 2018. Just as for the e-Crafter, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is also offering the Crafter as a panel van, a kombi, single and double cab (pickup, tipper and chassis) as well as a box body. In addition, two wheelbases (3.64 and 4.49 metres) and various overall lengths are available. The Crafter is designed for a gross weight of 3,000 to 5,500 kg, depending on the drive, engine and gearbox combination.The Crafter TDI vehicles are powered by four-cylinder turbodiesel engines, and the e-Crafter, as mentioned, by an electric motor. A particulate filter and SCR catalytic converter reduce emissions of the efficient TDI engines. These engines are available at the output levels of 75 kW / 102 PS, 90 kW / 122 PS, 103 kW / 140 PS and 130 kW / 177 PS.”Volkswagen Cargo e-BikeThe last is electrically-assisted cargo bike with 250 W electric motor and 500 Wh battery, which can take 210 kg of payload (including rider) and go some 100 km (62 miles) with electric support at speeds up to 25 km/h.Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles intends to sell those vehicles from 2019.Volkswagen Cargo e-Bike “Crafter HyMotion is a large, long-range transporter with a hydrogen fuel cellThe Crafter concept, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, achieves ranges of up to 500 kmThe near-production Crafter HyMotion could be available for sale as soon as the filling station infrastructure is in place “Electric ABT e-Transporter offers a first glimpse of the future of the best-selling “T6”All-electric ABT e-Transporter makes its debut as a taxi concept at the IAA Commercial VehiclesTwo different battery sizes enable ranges from 208 to 400 kilometres (NEDC)Hannover, 19 September 2018 – At the IAA 2018, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is taking the successful “T6” generation of Transporters into the electric era with the world premiere of the ABT e-Transporter. The zero-emission all-round vehicle is still a concept vehicle – both technically and visually. But within a year, the concept car could become a production model. At the IAA, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting the ABT e‑Transporter concept as a silent-running large taxi with up to nine seats.This concept car is a technological forerunner – it is the first version of the best-selling van to be powered entirely by electricity. The battery system of the ABT e-Transporter is built to be scalable so that it can satisfy the needs of a wide variety of potential applications and budgets in a possible production model. In its base configuration, the Transporter has a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 37.3 kWh; the second battery version offers an energy capacity of 74.6 kWh. Driving ranges with these two batteries are between 208 and 400 km (predicted NEDC figures).A fully discharged 37.3-kW battery can be charged to 100 per cent with in five hours and ten minutes at a charging power of up to 7.2 kW, and using the quick charge method at 40 kW of power it can even charge it to 80 per cent in 49 minutes. Charging times are twice as long for the large battery version (74.6 kW instead of 37.3 kW).ABT e-Line GmbH has developed the zero-emission transporter in cooperation with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. ABT e-Line GmbH is a company of the ABT Group to which the well-known company ABT Sportsline GmbH also belongs – a company that is extremely successful in the fields of vehicle upgrades and motorsports and is considered a pacesetter in electric mobility for both motorsport and road vehicles. Team ABT has competed successfully in the FIA Formula E racing series, for example, in which it has already won in the driver classification with Lucas Di Grassi and in the team classification as well.This has led to the creation of the ABT e-Transporter – a zero-emission vehicle with tremendous practical utility. The 120-km/h transporter with its two battery variants offers a storage volume of 6.7 m3. Maximum payload is 1,050 kg with the smaller battery or 750 kg with the larger battery. Its gross vehicle weight rating is 3,200 kg in both variants.The ABT e-Transporter is based on the larger wheelbase version (3,400 mm) of the “T6″. The overall length of the concept vehicle is 5,406 mm. In addition to the taxi being shown in Hannover (Caravelle for passenger transport), other conceivable derivatives include a closed panel van (flexible use of cargo compartment) and a kombi (different seat and cargo compartment variants).”Volkswagen Crafter HyMotion Another electrified model is Volkswagen Crafter HyMotion – it’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle with 13.1 kWh battery and 30 kW fuel cell system for over 500 km (311 miles). Hydrogen consumption stands at 1.4 kg/100 km (total amount is 7.5 kg).The 100 kW electric motors comes from e-Crafter, which enters the market this year.According to Volkswagen, there are 50 hydrogen stations in Germany. By the end of 2018 the number is expected to double to 100, and by 2023 it will be 400.Volkswagen Crafter HyMotion “The electrically powered ABT e-Caddy will launch with zero emissions in 2019New ABT e-Caddy will cover distances of up to 220 kilometres on a single battery charge120 km/h ABT e-Caddy is based on large Caddy Maxi and offers 4.2 m3 of cargo spaceHannover, 19 September 2018 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will launch the all-electric ABT e-Caddy into the market in mid-2019. The new zero-emission model is celebrating its world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. With a range of up to 220 km (forecast NEDC figure), the ABT e-Caddy has been ideally tailored for urban use in European cities – for commercial uses of all kinds as well as personal use.In Hannover, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting the ABT e-Caddy in the form of an extremely spacious taxi for five people plus luggage. The drive system for the ABT e-Caddy was developed by ABT e-Line GmbH. The ABT e-Transporter concept vehicle, which is also being introduced in a world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, was also created in the framework of this strategic partnership with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.An 82-kW electric motor powers the front wheels of the ABT e‑Caddy, supplied with electricity via a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 37.3 kWh. In this system, the flow of energy between the motor and battery is managed by power electronics. In the ABT e-Caddy, power is transmitted via an automatic single-speed gearbox. A fully discharged battery can be charged to 100 per cent in less than six hours at a charging power of up to 7.2 kW (e.g. at wallboxes). Using the quick charge method at 40 kW, the battery can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in just 49 minutes.The 120-km/h ABT e-Caddy will launch as a Maxi with the long wheelbase (320 mm longer) and will be one of the most spacious electric vehicles in its class with a cargo volume of 4.2 m3. Its maximum payload is 635 kg. The ABT e-Caddy can be configured as a commercial vehicle in the form of the panel van (no windows at rear) and kombi (with rear windows) – or as a passenger carrying vehicle.”ABT Volkswagen e-TransporterThe ABT Volkswagen e-Transporter also was developed in partnership with Abt e-Line, but there is no information on when we could expect sales to begin.ABT prepared two battery options – 37.3 kWh for some 208 km (129 miles) or double pack 74.6 kWh for 400 km (250 miles). Higher range  cuts payload by 300 kg from 1,050 kg to 750 kg. Total weight of the vehicles is limited to 3,200 kg. Cargo space stands at 6.7 m3.The same two charging options are available in e-Transporter, as in e-Caddy: 7.2 kW on-board charger or DC fast charger (up to 40 kW)ABT Volkswagen e-Transporter Hyundai And H2 Energy To Launch 1,000 Hydrogen Trucks in Switzerland “Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting the world’s most advanced electric cargo bikeThe Cargo e-Bike is equipped with innovative axle kinematics which keep the goods being transported levelThe three-wheel pedelec can be ridden without a driver’s licence and will launch in 2019Hannover, 19 September 2018 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be offering innovative zero-emission vehicles in nearly all market segments. With this goal in mind, the brand has developed its first electric cargo bike: the Cargo e-Bike. It was designed for use in downtown areas, production plants, businesses of all types and hotels – the list of potential applications is limitless. A progressive last-mile deliverer with a market launch date as soon as next year.The Cargo e-Bike from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a pedelec that adds power assistance to the rider’s pedalling with its 250 watt (48V) mid-mounted motor at speeds up to 25 km/h. The advantages: the cargo bike can be used without a driver’s licence or insurance and can be used practically anywhere. The energy for the electric motor is supplied by a lithium-ion battery (energy capacity: 500 Wh). The bike’s range is up to 100 kilometres.The three-wheel Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle has an axle with two wheels at the front and the cargo platform positioned low between them. The rear of the pedelec is designed like a normal bicycle. A cargo box with a storage volume of 0.5 m3 can be mounted to the load platform. The cargo bike is 2,060 mm long, 890 mm wide and 1,100 mm tall (height of handlebars). The drive and the rugged architecture of the lightweight 40-kg cargo bike have been designed for a payload of up to 210 kg (including rider).The innovative kinematics of the front axle ensure that the goods being transported on the load platform do not tilt with the cargo bike when cornering, rather they remain horizontal and thereby stable. This tilt-levelling technology is an innovation in the segment of cargo bikes.Ingenious detailed solutions like the new kinematics are a common thread that runs through the entire design concept of the Cargo e-Bike. The bike’s track width was intentionally limited to less than 900 mm so that it is even possible to ride through door frames. The combination of its track width, a relatively long wheelbase of 1,350 mm and the low centre of gravity of its load platform result in a high degree of safety against overturning. Ride comfort is optimised by wide balloon tyres (20-inch at front, 24-inch at rear) from Continental (“Revolution” type). The solutions implemented by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles combine to create a new generation of electric cargo bikes whose utility and ride properties will set the benchmark in this field.The innovative Cargo e-Bike will be produced at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Hannover. A new production area with a floor area of 240 m2was set up for this purpose. SOP – Start of Production – is scheduled for the very near future.” Source: Electric Vehicle News Cummins Reveals PowerDrive Plug-In Hybrid System read more

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