All-electric Volkswagen e-up! priced at £19,250 with the Government grant

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the all-electric e-up!, which is on sale from today with prices starting at £19,250 (including £5,000 Government grant or £24,250 on the road).

Based exclusively on the five door up! city car, the e-up! comes in one high-specification trim level.

The e-up is powered by a 82bhp electric motor with 210Nm of torque. The 18.7kWh lithium ion battery pack offers a range of up to 93 miles in optimum conditions, and a standard full charge takes less than nine hours from a standard 230-Volt.

The e-up! has a top speed of 81 mph, 0-37 mph comes in 4.9 seconds, and a 0-62 mph in 12.4 seconds.

The e-up! has two economy profiles as standard: ‘Eco’ and ‘Eco+’. ‘Eco’ cuts the vehicle’s peak power to 50 kW, reduces the output of the air conditioning system and modifies the throttle response. ‘Eco+’ limits maximum power to 40 kW, further modifies the throttle response and disables the air conditioning.

The range of the e-up! can be greatly influenced by regenerative braking.

From the standard model the e-up! is distinguished with badges on the front wings and bootlid, as well as by distinctive C-shaped LED daytime running lights, 15-inch ‘Tezzle’ alloy wheels, while the interior features bespoke upholstery edged in blue, leather-covered steering wheel, gearlever and handbrake with blue stitching.

Standard specification includes heated front seats, cruise control, Maps and More navigation system, heated windscreen, DAB digital radio with six-speaker Sound Pack, City Emergency Braking system, rear parking sensors and an electronic climate control system.

The standard VW up! is already a very fuel efficient vehicle with a starting price of £8,265 so the e-up” with a starting price of £19,250 clearly will be a niche vehicle.


RELATED POSTS

BMW M5 celebrates its 30th anniversary this year - F10 goes sideways
MINI Cooper SD announced with 168bhp, priced from £19,450
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S get a new 8-speed Touchtronic III automatic gearbox
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat revealed with 707 hp
Evo magazine founder Harry Metcalfe starts his own YouTube channel, introduces his 1954 Series I Lan...
Why the BMW 3 Series will always be my number 1 choice
McLaren 540C Coupe revealed as the new entry-level model, priced from £126,000
Ferrari F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari hit Fiorano race track at once
Renault hands over the key to its 100,000th electric vehicle
Nine cars women are most attracted to
Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all time - Here's the new 911 GT2 RS
Lagonda confirms a new electric SUV
Tags: , , ,
linode.com