It was already known that the Volkswagen e-Up! would gain autonomy and come down in price. Now we get to know the values for Portugal. According to the statement of the brand representative, the Volkswagen e-Up! now costs € 22,763, far less than the € 26,259 previously ordered. Not least, the range has now grown to 261 km according to WLTP measurements, a range that can be achieved under real driving conditions.
If we consider that the State Budget under discussion has a support of € 3000, it is very likely that for individuals the new e-Up! could have a final price below € 20,000, making it the first electric car to break this price barrier in Portugal.
The new e-Up! It features a 36.8 kWh (32.3 kWh usable) battery, 61 kW (82 horsepower) engine and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 12 seconds. The top speed is 130 km / h. The advertised average consumption is 12.7 kWh / 100 km.
As far as charging is concerned, this electric supports up to 11 kW (public normal charging stations and household chargers) and direct current up to 40 kW (fast charging stations), which allows charging 80% of the battery in less than 1h .
According to the press release, 'the e-up! differs from the base model of the up! by optimizing aerodynamic design. A striking feature for its identification in the front section is the mounting of C-shaped daytime running LEDs circumscribing the bend of the bumper, while highlighting the new Volkswagen logo in a 2D look. The wrappers and lower floor have also been aerodynamically improved and the blue bands on the front and rear indicate the electric drive system. The new e-up! It is fitted with 15 inch “Blade” alloy wheels polished with low rolling resistance tires. Optional 16-inch “Upsilon” rims are available. The total length of this four-door, four-seat model is 3.6 meters, the width of 1.7 meters and the height of 1.5 meters. Compact dimensions that do not preclude great versatility: luggage volume between 251 and 941 liters, asymmetrically folding rear seats (60:40) and double boot floor for more comfortable loading and unloading ».