2013 Volkswagen E-up! review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2013 , 06:03:32 byAlina

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Volkswagen E-up!

This week in Wolfsburg, Germany, the Annual Press and Investors Conference is taking place. With this occasion, Volkswagen has decided to present its all electric version of Volkswagen Up. The German brand is writing a new chapter in history and mobility by showing its first fully electric vehicle, the E-up!.

A while ago, VW Group announced that they will create a hybrid variant of VW Up, and now they took out the ace in the sleeve with this four- seater named E-up!. The new car will be available on order by the end of this year. The car will make its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, after four years of studying just the concept of the vehicle.

With a noise coefficient of almost 0, the Volkswagen E-up! is powered by an electric motor with 60 kW / 82 HP top power – without any disturbing gearshift interruptions or powertrain noise. Its continuous power is 40 kW / 55 HP. It can go up to a maximum torque of 210 Newton meters. It needs 14 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h and it is able to touch a maximum speed of 135 km/h. The lithium-ion battery which is to be found at the underfloor area has a total energy storage capacity of 18.7 Kilowatt-hours (kWh). This results in the car being capable of a 150 km range. The battery needs about 30 minutes to be 80% full.

The styling of the VW E-up! is subtle and expresses high quality. One distinctive exterior characteristic is the LED daytime running lights in the front bumper. In addition, the front end, sills and underbody have been aerodynamically optimized. The vehicle runs on 15- inch alloys. On the inside, we find light-grey seat covers with blue stitching. Chrome and a special type of leather have been also used to match the idea of this car.

The new VW E-up! impresses with its driving range of 150 km and excellent everyday practicality. It becomes a pioneer in the car production history, being VW’ s first electric four-seater.