Self Study Program 586 – The e-Crafter

Self Study Program 586 – The e-Crafter PDF. After more than 40 years of production of the LT1 and LT2, followed by the Crafter in 2 generations with combustion engine, now for the first time a pure electric drive is being used as standard in the Crafter. The high-voltage components and the technologies used for the remaining subassemblies guarantee safe and comfortable mobility. The electric motor boasts a power output of 100 kW and develops a maximum torque of 290 Nm from a standstill. Depending on the vehicle payload and route profile, the range is up to 173 kilometres, powered by a nominal lithium-ion high-voltage battery energy of 35.8 kW. The recuperation, i.e. the braking energy recovery, has been adapted for the e-Crafter with three-phase drive. Under certain circumstances, the three-phase current drive can cause a deceleration when in alternator mode. The power and control electronics for the electric drive supplies the energy generated to the high-voltage battery. With the e-Crafter, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
is paving the way for sustainable, future-proof mobility.

Attention! Dangerous electric voltage!
The e-Crafter is a battery-driven electric vehicle. It features a high-voltage system with a rated voltage of 323 volts. This voltage level can be fatal. Only qualified employees may perform work on this vehicle. The minimum qualification required is an electrically instructed person.

The electric van is based on the Crafter 2017. Like the versions with diesel engines, the new e-Crafter is also equipped with state-of-the-art assistance and comfort systems.

Because the battery is integrated in the underbody, the charging volume of the electric version with just under 10.7 m3 remains at the level of the conventional models with rear-wheel drive. The payload of the e-Crafter is between 1.0 tonne and a gross weight of 3.5 tonnes, and 1.75 tonnes and a gross weight of 4.25 tonnes.


  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Power transmission
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Driver assist systems
  • High-voltage system
  • Electrical system
  • Infotainment
  • Service
  • Test your knowledge

The Self-Study Programme shows the design and function of new
developments. The contents will not be updated.

For current testing, adjustment and repair instructions, refer to the relevant service

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 44

Self Study Program 586 – The e-Crafter