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The Volkswagen e-Up electric is expensive but may suit short-distance commuters

The Mirror’s motoring says the electric car is a long way off our carbon fuel vehicles but first attempt is surprisingly

Plugged in: The Volkswagen e-Up

panic, we’re not turning electric, it’s just that we test the Renault Zoe and along comes another new car.

After this road test of the new Volkswagen normal (fossil ­fuel-powered) will resume.

Unlike which builds the Zoe from the up as an electric car and sharing none of its big with a conventional model in ­production, VW has opted to take an model and electrify it.

While this means you don’t get a car that looks like the Zoe, there are big in production costs because of what you need is already

VW makes the e-Up on the same line as the petrol versions of its city car, so if there’s not of a demand for the ­electric, the factory can carry on building normal until an order for e-Ups in.

The economic arguments for buying an over a normal Up are ­non-existent. charging your e-Up cost less than £3 and take you a good (and 70 miles, which is much than fuelling your Up petrol. Trouble is, the e-Up £19,250 and a petrol barely than eight grand, so going to take a long to save yourself the extra 10 quid that you’ll up for the e-Up.

Unlike the Zoe, in which the are leased, the e-Up’s price them. And, if you have the and an urban lifestyle, you’ll it.

Apart from a few badges on the you won’t be able to tell it from a normal Up, unless a real nerd and spot the e-Up wheels.

Unique: The e-Up gets its own wheels

the standard dashboard and instrument has been replaced by gauges and that tell you what you need to know in an electric like when it’s to whirr to a halt.

This can also be seen on the nifty unit that, like on Ups, slots into the top of the and is removable. It displays loads of like how many watts using, how far you’ve travelled and besides.

VW has fitted something called an recovery system to its first available electric car (an electric is on its way).

Using it is quite fun. Put simply, you have a of four different settings, all via the gearstick. On the lightest setting you can feel anything unusual but if you put it on its harshest setting, you can really the difference because lifting off the is like standing on the brakes.

a bit of skill and ­judgment you can drive the without going near the pedal, even in town. The kWh lithium ion battery pack 230kg, which lifts the usually dainty kerb up to a lardy 1,139kg. The battery under the floor so you don’t any interior or luggage space to the normal Up.

You don’t actually feel the kilos when you’re the car, apart from the that the extra weight the ride feel smoother. The from 0-62mph takes which isn’t exactly but because the acceleration is instant it a lot brisker than the numbers

Different: The e-Up’s interior

the Zoe the e-Up comes with a 13-amp plug as well as a fast charge cable. the car into your domestic and it will take around hours to charge the batteries, or use one of the post thingies (which at the are as thin on the ground as baby and that time comes to a much more useful 30

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So, to the verdict.

Like the Renault the VW e-Up provides a relaxing experience. Whether or not it’s for you entirely on three things – wallet (because you’re going to need another car as where you live and what lifestyle is.

If you’re a 50,000-miles-a-year rep living in North Wales the e-Up might not be for you, but if you from, say, Bury to and spend your whole day in one place, then the e-Up work out fine.

The Facts

e-Up Five-door hatchback

. £19,250 (including Government

Engine . Electric motor,

Range . 70 miles approx


The first bespoke electric car on the Similar to the Zoe but not as cool to look at. (inc grant)

Citroen’s version of the Mitsubishi Too expensive so avoid it, as everyone £21,216 (inc grant)

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