Volkswagen offers a surprise deal to e-up buyers

Posted on Friday, 3 January 2014 , 13:01:24 byTheodora

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Volkswagen offers a surprise deal to e-up buyers

Volkswagen is the company for which competition and challenge have no limits. It is a continuously growing company with lots of fans all over the world. There is a constant equilibrium between quality and price, the fleet consisting of various car types that suit everybody. Maybe this is why the numbers of vehicles delivered has increased in a time of crisis. Novelties always find a place when it comes to Volkswagen. And such a novelty is the 2014 Volkswagen e-up! which was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The German officials have decided to offer a supplementary mobility package for the German buyers of the Volkswagen e-up! . The offer consists in the possibility for the owners to reserve a conventionally-powered vehicle to use on long trips or for carrying large objects. The offer is available for up to three years after the acquisition of an e-up! and owners will be able to benefit from an extra vehicle for up to 30 days per year. The service isn't totally free but Volkswagen says they won't charge users until they travel past an undisclosed distance.

The Volkswagen e-up! is powered by an electric powertrain capable of producing 82 HP (60 kW) and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the EV to establish a maximum speed of 130 km/h and sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.4 seconds. VW claims that the small hatchback will take out of its owner’s   pocket less than €3 per 100 kilometers. The Germans variant with the extra car seems to have its critics, as they prefer to apply this strategy instead of developing more electric power stations. Well, either way, the intention matters.