Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be testing the waters at this year's CV Show, where it will be trying to gauge the UK's appetite for its all-electric compact van.

A German version of the e-Load Up!, was designed with urban deliveries in mind.

It will be on display on Volkswagen’s stand, despite the manufacturer having no plans to sell the electric vehicle in the UK.

An offshoot of the Up! car at 3.6m in length, it offers up to 990 litres of cargo volume and a 360kg payload.

The van is powered by an AC electric motor which produces 60 kW and 210 Nm of torque.

Volkswagen said the e-Load Up! has a range of 160km, with energy consumption of 11.7 kWh per 100km.

  • Registration is open for the free-to-attend CV Show, taking place at the Birmingham NEC between 26-28 April.