Self Study Program 586 – The e-Crafter

VAG SSP 586 – The e-Crafter: Volkswagen’s First Pure Electric Drive Commercial Vehicle. After more than 40 years of production of the LT1 and LT2, followed by the Crafter in 2 generations with combustion engine, the e-Crafter marks Volkswagen’s first pure electric drive commercial vehicle. The electric motor boasts a power output of 100 kW and develops a maximum torque of 290 Nm from a standstill, with a range of up to 173 kilometers powered by a nominal lithium-ion high-voltage battery energy of 35.8 kW.

The e-Crafter features state-of-the-art assistance and comfort systems, with the battery integrated in the underbody to maintain the charging volume of just under 10.7 m3 at the level of conventional models with rear-wheel drive. The payload ranges from 1.0 tonne to a gross weight of 3.5 tonnes and 1.75 tonnes to a gross weight of 4.25 tonnes.

As a battery-driven electric vehicle, the e-Crafter features a high-voltage system with a rated voltage of 323 volts that can be fatal, requiring only qualified employees to perform work on the vehicle.

Self Study Program 586 provides a detailed look at the features and technologies of the e-Crafter, paving the way for sustainable and future-proof mobility in the commercial vehicle market.


  • 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