Volkswagen e-Up!

Battery Electric Vehicle

£21,140Price from

18.7 kWhUseable Battery

65 miReal Range

285 Wh/miEfficiency

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Price from £21,140

Availability Current model
Available from September 2016
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £275 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 10
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £4500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range between 45 - 100 mi

City - Cold Weather 65 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 45 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 55 mi
City - Mild Weather 100 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 55 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 75 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 12.4 sec
Top Speed 81 mph
Electric Range 65 mi
Total Power 60 kW (80 hp)
Total Torque 155 lb-ft
Drive Front

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity * 20.0 kWh
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->65 mi) 6 hours
Charge Speed 11 mph
Battery Useable 18.7 kWh
FC Port Location Right Side - Rear
Fastcharge Port CCS
Fastcharge Power 50 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (7->52 mi) 20 min
Fastcharge Speed 130 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 65 mi
Vehicle Consumption 285 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 141 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 99 mi
Rated Consumption 185 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 185 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 215 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 215 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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 185 - 415 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 285 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 415 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 340 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 185 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 340 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 245 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1229 kg
Seats 4 people
Cargo Volume 250 L
Cargo Volume Max 923 L
Length 3540 mm
Width 1645 mm
Height 1489 mm
Wheelbase 2417 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £25,585
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £3,326
BIK @ 20% £55 pcm
BIK @ 40% £111 pcm
BIK @ 45% £125 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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 Car Uses Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 9h45m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 6 hours 11 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 6 hours 11 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 6 hours 11 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 6 hours 11 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Fastcharging is only possible at public charging points. Fastchargers enable longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. As fastcharges will only charge a battery up to 80% of its capacity at full speed, the optimal fastcharge is between 10% and 80% SoC. The fastcharge 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 fastcharging the Volkswagen e-Up!.

Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)
Charging Point Car Uses Time Rate
CCS (50 kW DC) 50 kW 20 min 130 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 50 kW † 20 min 130 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 50 kW † 20 min 130 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

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All about the Volkswagen e-Up!

Pricing

The Volkswagen e-Up! has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £24,985 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £25,640. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Volkswagen e-Up! is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Volkswagen e-Up! is £21,140.

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 an estimated total capacity of 20 kWh. The usable capacity is 18.7 kWh. A range of about 65 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 45 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 100 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 6 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 9 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW, which charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 20 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 45 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volkswagen e-Up! is about 285 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 141 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 415 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 185 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

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.

More information from Volkswagen

The link below will open the page of the e-Up! on the official Volkswagen site.

Go to the e-Up! on the official Volkswagen website.