Order books open for new Volkswagen e-Up
Volkswagen has updated its e-Up electric car in line with the changes to the Up range in the UK.
Available to order priced at £20,780 OTR, including the government grant, the five-door model brings styling tweaks including revised front and rear bumper and updates to the tail lights.
Interior changes include a leather-trimmed steering wheel, chrome-trimmed interior door handles, air vent surrounds and instruments.
As with the new Up, the electric model brings a new smartphone docking station, giving access to a range of features via the Volkswagen app, including eco driver training tips.
Drivers can also use Volkswagen’s Car-Net e-remote to manage the car’s charging process from their smartphone via the Volkswagen e-Up app. They can also use the app to switch on their e-Up’s air conditioning remotely before getting in and review vehicle trip statistics, too. A three-year subscription to the Car-Net e-remote service is included with the new e-Up.
Under the bonnet, the e-Up retains its 81bhp electric motor that gives it a 0-62 mph time of 12.4 seconds and top speed of 80mph. Maximum range remains at 93 miles while a full charge from a standard household plug takes nine hours.
Deliveries of the new e-Up are expected to begin in October.