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Published Date: 23/11/2016

Volkswagen e-up! 2016

The up! is an ideal option in the supermini market thanks to its practical nature yet small dimensions and great drivability in the urban environment.

Now the lauded model is available as an all-electric version with the e-up!; a model that offers zero-emission driving with no loss of practicality or versatility.

Fitted with a 204-cell lithium-ion battery pack, the e-up! has 81hp at its disposal to go from 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds and onto a limited top speed of 80mph. The range of offer is around 93 miles, which makes it perfect for urban driving. It is paired with a single-speed gearbox to reduce wearable parts and it is fitted alongside the motor for a smoother and quieter drive.

Despite the battery weighing 230kg, the e-up! weighs less than the conventional up! at 1,139kg thanks to weight-saving measures from the VW engineers.

Thanks to fast-charging cables, it’s possible to charge 80 per cent of the battery’s capacity in just 30 minutes. A standard household charge takes nine hours to full.

Even though the car has lost weight, it still has a leather steering wheel, chrome trim and great safety features, such as parking sensors, cruise control and dusk sensor that automatically activates the headlights.

Joining the Golf GTE, e-Golf and Passat GTE, the e-up! is the latest in the electric VW range, and with prices starting at £20,780, which includes the Government Plug-In Car Grant of £4,500, it is an affordable and ideal option in the sustainable city car market.

The e-up! is now open for orders and delivery, and for more information on the e-up!, contact your nearest Inchcape Volkswagen dealer centre.

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