Fleet World Workshop Tools
Car Tax Calculator
CO2 Calculator
Car Comparator
Van Tax Calculator
EV Car Comparator
BiK Rates Company Car Tax

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.

New Volkswagen e-Up

The new VW e-Up has been updated in line with the recent changes to the Up model

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.

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.