The ones that had the impression the new Volkswagen e-up! Was going to be a cheap model on the Electric Vehicle market, well they were wrong. Of course is a mistake any of us could have made, mainly because the model is so small in size and so affordable. It is an understandable mistake. The carmaker planned to offer it for sale a couple of months later after revealing it for the first time for the public at the 2013 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show that will take place in September. The starting price has been established to start at EUR26.900 for the German market. This price clearly indicates that it is not a cheap vehicle.
This will be even spicier as on other markets, mainly on those with lower tax incentives for green vehicles, so get ready to pull some strings, folks. In case you are interested in finding out more details on the new model, you should know that it has a small 18.7 kWh battery pack which according to the carmaker has a 160 km range. They also said it will cost EUR3 per 100 km to run, which is quite impressive if you ask us. In terms of performance, there are not really impressive figures. Actually, the model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 130 km/h.
The reason for the high price might have to do with the fact that the car is offered with a premium level of trim which is actually equivalent to all of the options. All being here, the model offers a lot of battery-sapping elements like sat-nav, climate control, but also heated seats and windscreen. One more thing, this VW e-UP does not come with a pesky monthly battery lease charge, so just think about it before going electric in Europe.
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