Volkswagen e-up! ReviewMarch 18, 2013
The Volkswagen e-up! is the company’s first fully electric production vehicle, with a driving range of 93 miles.
The e-up! is powered by an electric motor with 60 kW / 82 PS peak power and 40 kW / 55 PS continuous power is. Its maximum torque of 210 Newton metres is available immediately. It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph within 14 seconds and reaches a top speed of 83 mph. The lithium-ion battery integrated in the underfloor area has a total energy storage capacity of 18.7 Kilowatt-hours (kWh); this means that the car can cover up to 93 km (per NEDC) on a single charge. The e-up! weighs 1,185 kg.
As an option, the Combined Charging System (CCS) is used, which has been standardised by Volkswagen and other carmakers. It supports both DC and AC charging, so that drivers can easily charge their cars at most charging stations – regardless of the power sources or charging rates that they offer.
In autumn, the e-up! will make its show debut at the International Autoshow in Frankfurt and following this will become available to order.
First UK customer deliveries are expected to take place from early 2014.
See our Electric Car Guide video.