Revealed Volkswagen’s new e-up! charges; cost includes batteries

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The all new electric car from Volkswagen, the e-up! is on for sale starting this Monday December 2. Originally priced at £24,250 on the road, the car is available at £19,250, after £5,000 of Government grant.

Interested consumers can order their e-up! from EV retailers across UK. There are over 24 Volkswagen EV specialist retailers across the United Kingdom. The first deliveries of the electric car are expected at the end of January.

The e-up! which is based on up! city car is available in a high-specification trim level, and it emits zero tailpipe emissions. The car has a range of up to 93 miles in conditions well suited and can be charged fully in less than nine hours from a standard 230-Volt. The e-up! is a five door environment friendly car with practical use.

The e-up! produces 60 kW / 82 PS and 210 Nm of torque out of its AC electric motor. The car’s lithium-ion battery is esteemed at 18.7 kWh with 374 Volts.

The e-up! offers two economy profiles as standard: ‘Eco’ and ‘Eco+’. With the ‘Eco’, you can cut the vehicle’s peak power to 50 kW. While in the ‘Eco+’ mode, the peal power limits maximum to 40 kW. The range of the e-up! can also be influenced by regenerative braking.

The customers in the UK can get an optional wall box for home garage use. This offers a 3.6 kW supply and takes about six hours to recharge a completely flat battery.

The e-up! can even achieve a top speed of 81 mph where extreme favorable conditions. The e-up! can comfortably keep up with the city as well as suburban traffic with its zero to 37 mph time of 4.9 seconds, and a zero to 62 mph time of 12.4 seconds.

The car comes with a three-year warranty and its battery comes with an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The first deliveries of the e-up! are likely at the end of January 2014.

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