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VW Introduces The All-Electric e-up!

Electric version gives more options to European up! buyers

Toni Avery
Mar 14, 2013 SHARE

VW will now be offering its up! city car in and an all-electric version called the e-Up!

E up interior Photo 2/4   |   e up!

The zero-emissions car is essentially the same as the gas version in looks and body style. The biggest difference is most obviously the large lithium-ion battery which is conveniently hidden under the floor. The battery storage capacity is 18.7 kW/h, allowing the e-up! to travel up to 93 miles on a charge. Another nice feature is that the e-up! can be recharged to 80% within a matter of 30min, allowing it to be used soon after the battery runs down.

E up rear 3 quarter Photo 3/4   |   e up!

The range is extended thanks to the vehicle's low 2612 lb weight, and while not a canyon carver, 0-60 takes a painful 14sec, reaching a top speed of 83mph. It's hardly the car for a spirited Sunday drive, but if passing gas stations sounds appealing, this electric VW would be for you if it was sold in the US, which it isn't.

The e-up! will be unveiled at the Frankfurt International Auto Show later this year.

E up_ interior center Photo 4/4   |   VW Introduces The All-Electric e-up!
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