Electric Volkswagen Caddy: German tuner ABT to reveal 'e-Caddy' at Frankfurt

All-electric e-Caddy from tuner ABT adds a dash of sportiness to Volkswagen's small van and MPV model

A racy electric version of the Volkswagen Caddy MPV and van will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s the creation of tuning company ABT, more famous for its ludicrously powerful versions of S and RS-model Audis.

With the 'e-Caddy', ABT has boosted performance by giving the vehicle a powerful electric motor. Energy is stored in a 37.4kWh battery that produces 110hp and 200Nm of torque giving the model a top speed of 75mph; acceleration figures haven’t been released yet.

ABT hasn’t revealed range figures for the e-Caddy, either, but we expect it to be slightly better than that of the ABT e-Transporter, which was shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and can manage 130 miles between charges.

It takes less than an hour to recharge the e-Caddy’s battery back to 80% with a CCS rapid charger completing the task in 49 minutes. A larger 74.6kWh battery is also expected to be made available with a range of up to 250 miles.

The ABT e-Caddy is available as an MPV or a van, with either seating for five or up to 4.2 cubic metres of load space.

The vehicle is also likely to feature some styling modifications like those seen on the e-Transporter. Expect side skirts, a roof spoiler, bigger wheels, lowered suspension and colourful stripes on the grille bars and up the side.