VW e-up! prices and spec 31 | 01 | 2020

    VOLKSWAGEN’S NEWLY-UPDATED all-electric e-up! has gone on-sale. Prices start at £19,695, including the Government’s £3500 plug-in car grant, for the 2020 model which now has a range of 159 miles. That’s almost double the range of its predecessor’s 83 miles. (Related: VW up! GTI back on-sale in UK)

    The new e-up! gets an upgraded battery pack, nearly doubling from 18.7kWh to 32.3kWh in capacity. VW says the batteries can take a 80% charge in just 60 minutes when plugged into a 40kW DC fast charger.

    Powered by a 61kW electric motor, the same as the outgoing model, the unit produces the equivalent of 81bhp and 210Nm of torque. The 2020 version covers 0-62mph in 11.9secs, that’s half-a-second faster than its predecessor. Top speed stays at 81mph. (Related: VW reveals 341-mile range all-electric ID.3)


    There’s also a healthy range of kit as standard, including aerodynamically efficient 15in alloys, lane-departure warning system, cruise control, a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and rain-sensing windscreen wiper. Auto aircon, a heated windscreen and heated front seats are also standard. (Related: VW reveals all-new Golf MkVIII)

    The e-up! also gets VW’s “Maps+More” smartphone integration system in place of a conventional infotainment screen.

    It also has the accolade of being the first electric car to bear the new Volkswagen logo.


    “We are very pleased to have secured limited stock in the UK for this latest electric version of our popular city car,” Tim O’Donovan, EV Product Marketing Manager at Volkswagen UK, said. “With a proven electric powertrain, impressive range, and excellent value-for-money the e-up! is a zero-emissions city car that can venture far beyond the city limits.


    “Volkswagen is entering the era of the electric ‘People’s Car’. After finding great success with the e-up! and e-Golf we are excited to see the ID.3 arriving on our shores this summer, which will be our first ground-up new electric car based on the MEB platform.“

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    Jim McGill

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