We think driving should be as relaxing as possible. So we give our cars a premium interior. Then we add a choice of great in-car entertainment and features like air conditioning to make every journey more comfortable and enjoyable.
With its stylish arched LED daytime running lights and integrated rear reflectors, the new e-up! has its own distinctive character – sleek, contemporary and unmistakeably Volkswagen.
Ensures a pleasant interior environment in the passenger compartment, maintaining your chosen temperature and keeping external odours out.
Heated front seats with two individual temperature settings are included as standard in the new e-up!, demonstrating Volkswagen’s commitment to enhancing the driving experience.
As well as driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, the e-up! is also equipped with large side airbags fitted as standard, helping to protect the head and neck of front passengers during an impact.
With 82 PS (60 kW) maximum output and 210 Nm of torque, the new e-up! clearly refutes the misconception that electric vehicles are not capable of achieving top performance. And the figures continue to impress, with the electric motor achieving a top speed of 80mph, where the law permits, and accelerating from 0-62mph in just 12.4 seconds.
Recuperation is the recovery of energy usually lost when braking. On the e-up! this is achieved by changing the drive motor to generator operation and feeding the resulting current into the vehicle battery, where it is saved for later use. e-up! drivers can choose from four different, easy-to-activate recuperation modes, ranging from maximum delay, achieving optimum brake energy recovery, to minimal delay, achieving less recovery.
The new e-up! cuts the cost of motoring to an all-time low and you can even save money in your sleep, if you charge it up using a lower night-time tariff. It doesn’t use oil, which means there’s is no need for an oil change or oil filter, reducing maintenance costs, and there is no exhaust to be replaced. Designated parking places in most cities provide an extra bonus, saving you time and energy. Tax concessions are also a benefit.
Want to know how the e-up! is to live with in the real world? We gave Western Volkswagen customer Brett Wells the keys for few days to find out.Read the review here