Specs:

Range – up to 160 kms
Acceleration – 0 to 100kph approx 12 secs
Top Speed – 135 kph
Rear Cargo Space
Seats – 4 adults

Pure Electric
9.3Kwh/100kms
Charge Time – 9 hours
Supercharge – 80% in 30 mins
60kW electric motor
Drivetrain – front wheel drive

Price: Around USD $37,000

Full Specs Not Yet Available

In Brief

We won’t see the e-up! in Australia any time soon – VW are not interested in coming down under due to lack of infrastructure and interest (read, incentives to change to EV). The e-up! is another VW to be launched into the European market in 2014.  VW aim to have 14 EVs and hybrids across it’s brands by the end of 2014.  This looks pretty similar to the regular gasoline/diesel up! with some aerodynamic tweaks such as a revised front bumper design, side-skirts, and underfloor fairings – it also has LED daytime running lights.  The e-up! has four energy recovery settings that are user chosen (regenerative braking) plus three driving modes (normal, eco & ecoplus). Like all electric cars there is instant torque so acceleration feels very smooth and quick. City Emergency Braking has been introduced with this car – this means the brakes apply automatically if the car detects a collision while driving at speeds of 30kph or less.  The car comes with a 3 year warranty and the battery pack an 8 year warranty or 160,000 kms.