The new up! already has widespread appeal and has been recognised for its style, versatility and quality which makes it such a great city car. Volkswagen have now gone a step further by adding a zero emission model to the package in the form of the all-new e-up!
The e-up! consists of an 82 PS electric motor which boasts a peak torque figure of 210 Nm to generate an impressive 0-62 mph time of 12.4 seconds. And it won’t stop there, the e-up! where the law permits, will reach a top speed of 80 mph. Additionally the car can travel up to around 93 miles between charges.
This e-up!’s power derives from a lithium-ion battery pack located within the car’s floor. In order to cause minimal friction, the motor is mated to a single-speed gearbox – resulting in an extremely quiet and compact driveline for optimal performance.
Customers will receive all the necessary variety of charging cables which includes a fast charge connection which can replenish 80 percent of the car’s battery on just 30 minutes. A full charge from a standard household plug takes up to nine hours. Customers can also buy an optional wall box for home garage use, which can recharge a battery in six hours with a 3.6 kW supply.
The new e-up! has received a collection of design upgrades in addition to its zero emissions solution. It comes available as a five-door with fresh styling features to make the e-up! stand out from the crowd, such as beefier front bumpers which house unique ‘C’ signature LED running lights. Changes to the car’s rear include a more angular bumper with a prominent diffuser panel alongside a sharper tail light design.
As well as being exempt from road tax, the e-up! is an electric car that extends its convenience and overall modernity into the cabin. The car’s interior features a leather-trimmed steering wheel, while chrome-trimmed interior door handles, air vent surrounds and instruments add a finishing flourish.
Additionally, the car is kitted out with a strong line-up of the latest car technology as standard, such as cruise control, parking sensors and automatic wipers and headlights. Like the new up! the all electric version also features an innovative smartphone docking station which can be used to select and play music, or as a navigation system. Volkswagen’s Car-Net e-remote capabilities allow the driver to manage the car’s charging process and air conditioning settings from their smartphone via the Volkswagen e-up! app.
The new e-up! is officially open for orders with prices starting at £20,780 (RRP OTR) which includes the Government Plug-in Car Grant of £4,500. Deliveries are expected to begin in October.
The e-up! joins the growing list of Volkswagen’s line-up of plug-in cars, which also includes the all-electric e-Golf, the hybrid Golf GTE and the new Passat GTE. These four cars represent mark the beginning new electro-mobility era for Volkswagen with many more to follow.
For more details on the new e-up! or to make an order, contact your nearest Lancaster Volkswagen dealership today.