Making electric affordable

Volkswagen

1st October 2019

Motors

Volkswagen

VOLKSWAGEN is making electric mobility affordable for everyone with the new e-up!. At €21,9752 (minus all subsidies: €17,5952) the base price is lower than that of the predecessor model.

Thanks to a new battery system, the range of the e-up! has now increased to up to 260 km. It's important to note that, despite its compact dimensions, the e-up! is a fully fledged vehicle for four occupants. It offers smart mobility and zero-emission driving for companies, company car drivers and private motorists.

New battery cells with a considerably higher energy capacity will increase the future range. More specifically, the capacity of the batteries has risen from 18.7 kWh to 32.3 kWh. As a result, the vehicle's range in real driving situations has been extended to up to 260 km. The expected power consumption totals 12.7 kWh/100 km, which means the new e-up! is perfect for nearly all types of daily trips within cities - whether for business or private purposes. Battery charging times are also short: it takes only 60 minutes to charge the battery to 80 per cent of its capacity with DC (direct current) charging at 40 kW. The charging process can be scheduled in advance, initiated or stopped via smartphone using the standard 'maps + more' app. The app can also be used to operate the standard stationary air conditioning system in the e-up!.

The e-up! may be environmentally friendly, but it's also really fun to drive. On the one hand, this is thanks to its low centre of gravity, which results from its batteries being integrated into the vehicle floor. The other fun factor is the fact that the 61-kW electric motor provides maximum torque as soon as the vehicle starts moving. As a result, the urban-friendly e-up! accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 11.9 seconds. The model's top speed is 130 km/h.

The low price for the e-up! is a result of the economies of scale enabled by high production volumes. Indeed, Volkswagen plans to offer more electric vehicles than ever before. According to forecasts, in the case of the five- door e-up!, production volume is also set to increase significantly from the predecessor model's figures.

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