16.0 kWh *Useable Battery
60 miReal Range
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Price from (last known) £20,780
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||January 2014|
|Available until||September 2016|
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £4500 at the time the vehicle was last available.
Real Range between 40 - 90 mi
|City - Cold Weather||60 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||40 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||50 mi|
|City - Mild Weather||90 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||50 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||70 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||12.4 sec|
|Top Speed||81 mph|
|Electric Range||60 mi|
|Total Power||60 kW (80 hp)|
|Total Torque||155 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||18.7 kWh|
|Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->60 mi)||5h15m|
|Charge Speed||12 mph|
|Battery Useable*||16.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Fastcharge Power (max)||50 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (6->48 mi)||18 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||140 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||265 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||152 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||160 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||251 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Real Energy Consumption between 175 - 400 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather||265 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||400 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||320 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather||175 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||320 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||225 Wh/mi|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1114 kg|
|Cargo Volume||250 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||923 L|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Turning Circle||9.8 m|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Volkswagen e-Up!. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||8h15m||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||5h15m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||5h15m||12 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||5h15m||12 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||5h15m||12 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Volkswagen e-Up!.
- Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
- Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||40 kW †||18 min||140 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||50 kW †||40 kW †||18 min||140 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||50 kW †||40 kW †||18 min||140 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||50 kW †||40 kW †||18 min||140 mph|
† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle
Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.
All about the Volkswagen e-Up!
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Volkswagen e-Up! was available from January 2014 until September 2016. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Volkswagen e-Up!.
A new model of the Volkswagen e-Up! (2014) is available: Volkswagen e-Up! (2016).
The Volkswagen e-Up! had an On The Road Price (OTR) of £25,280. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Volkswagen e-Up! was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Volkswagen e-Up! is £20,780.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Volkswagen e-Up! is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Volkswagen e-Up! is 60 kW (80 hp). The maximum torque is 155 lb-ft. The Volkswagen e-Up! is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 12.4 seconds. The top speed is 81 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Volkswagen e-Up! has a total capacity of 18.7 kWh. The usable capacity is 16 kWh (estimate). A range of about 60 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 40 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 90 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours 15 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 8 hours 15 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 40 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 20 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 40 miles of range.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volkswagen e-Up! is about 265 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 152 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 400 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 175 Wh per mile.
The Volkswagen e-Up! emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.