Volkswagen e-Up! The electric XS

There Volkswagen e-Up! electric will be marketed for spring 2014. The aesthetics will not differ much from that seen on the e-Up!with heat engine, certainly with the engineelectricthereVolkswagen e-Upit will not have any exhaust pipes as well as the entrance to the classic tank replaced by the electric filler socket. Thepriceof theVolkswagen e-Up!will start from 26,900 euros.

The November issue of Motors People says this could be "the first truly credible electric car". The reason? The price and maybe the features too. Perhaps the colleagues of Gente Motori have forgotten the most performing and affordable Renault ZOE. When it comes to Volkswagen e-Up!, whatever the engine or the chosen fittings, the quality / price ratio is really disheartening. The brand Volkswagen gets paid by giving back to customers very little, if not the name of the brand.

ThereVolkswagen e-Up! electricwillingly gives up the tank to accommodate the lithium-ion batteries in the central area of ​​the floor. The electric motor is placed at the front. The versionelectricofe-Up!offers the same guarantees already seen for this range, in addition, to protect the batteries, an additional 8 years or 160,000 kilometers.

There e-Up!has been equipped with an electric motor that offers 82 hp (60 kW) and delivers a maximum torque of 210 Nm. Being an electric motor, 210 Nm of torque are available immediately, so the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is covered in 12.4 seconds, compared to 13.2 seconds for the petrol version. The declared maximum speed is 130 km / h while theautonomy of the Up! electric, on the map, it is 160 km.

With the Volkswagen e-Up the convenience of the electric car will certainly not be felt at the time of purchase but it will be palpable with wheels on the road: it takes about 3 euros to travel 100 km, consumption amounts to 11.7 kW / 100 km. On board, the driver will be able to choose between two driving modes - Eco and Eco + - and four levels of braking energy recovery intervention - D1, D2, D3 and B - which allow the driver to better manage the range.

ThereVolkswagen e-Upoffers charging times of 30 minutes to fill 80% of the battery capacity. These times can only be covered with fast charging, the charging times that can be carried out at home are quite different: we are talking about 9 hours.

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