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The original Volkswagen Up was conceived as the city car, designed to to drivers from London to and São Paulo. Clever allows for a relatively roomy with space for four despite a tiny footprint the e-Up! is arguably the century s urban run-around. And yes, exclamation mark is officially of the car s name.

With electrification the next chapter in mobility, an sibling was always on the cards. than follow in the footsteps of Renault and Nissan — all of are creating electric cars scratch — VW s e-family is on existing models, citing costs and a flexible approach to trends.

From the outset, the Up was engineered to an electric motor. The cabin its space thanks to the integration of the and additional elements in the vehicle Bar the dials that reveal about battery life, and the that is now home to a clever recovery system, the e-Up is similar to the standard car.

However, driving it is an entirely experience. Our test route central London and along roads and narrow lanes the benefits and flaws of electric On the one hand it is pleasant gliding in silence and the e-Up feels (even though it does in 12.4 seconds).

The downside is perpetual bugbear of electric range anxiety . Finding a little lost, we watched the dial drop further and down the scale. In the end, we to turning off the heating and easing off the in a bid to save a little battery

For the city-centric driver, these are likely to melt away you realise how few miles you actually but anyone needing to go longer will have to steel nerves.

As with all electric battery life depends on how you the car. VW s official figures for the are a range of around 75-103 in summer and 50-75 miles in The driver has some degree of through the energy recovery and the choice of three driving — normal, eco and eco plus that progressively reduce and electrical systems on-board.

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A standard plug takes hours to fully charge the car empty, while a supercharger only half an hour.


are huge benefits to owning an car. There is the ecological — the electricity can come renewable sources — and you will pay a little more for the running costs are significantly Plus, the electric drivetrain endless possibilities for car design and we are to see some intriguing products.

What remains is to get drivers the wheels of the new breed of e-cars to the sheer joy of electrification.

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Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars
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