Volkswagen brings the new era of mobility to Mexico

SILAO – Volkswagen presented its Electric Mobility Program, which contemplates applying pilot tests of electric units for cargo and personnel transport in the city of León. Mexico will be the first country outside of Europe to have it.

At an event held in the municipality of Silao, Guanajuato, where Volkswagen has a large engine plant, the mayor of Silao, José Antonio Trejo Valdepeña , thanked the participation and assistance of renowned figures in the company and the state.

Later, Luis Rojas, director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand in Mexico, thanked the government of Guanajuato and explained what the new era of mobility will be like in Mexico: “It is made up of two models of electrified vehicles, the ABT e-Transporter and the e-Crafter. Mexico would be the first country to have the fleet of electric vehicles marketed outside of Europe,” he said.

There will be a total of 9 electric units, 5 e-Crafter and 4 ABT that will be in test for 3 months in León, Guanajuato. The e-Crafter has a maximum speed of 90 km / h, supports 1.7 tons, has up to 10.7 m3 of space and can carry up to 16 passengers, while the ABT reaches 120 km / h, supports 1.1 tons, has a capacity of 6.7 m3 and can carry 9 passengers.

Héctor López Santillana, mayor of León reported that in Guanajuato there is a government that works to motivate private initiative. 

For her part, María Isabel Ortiz Mantilla, minister of the Environment and Territorial Planning, highlighted that with these actions the Government of Guanajuato, as well as VW, reaffirm its commitment to sustainable development, the fight against climate change, the use of renewable energy and sustainable mobility.

Source: Cluster Industrial