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Volkswagen E-Up! Concept

electric minicar gives yet glimpse of VW s little future.

Two ago at the Frankfurt auto show, unveiled the Up!. a prototype for a targeting global markets. It as a surprise that the Up! was designed the engine in the back, a layout was deemed space-efficient and perfectly for strict pedestrian-protection regulation. A Up! and a hydrogen-powered Space Up!

Blue followed to show the possibilities of the

Since then, VW has reconsidered, and the Up! morphed into a front-engine, vehicle as it moved rapidly production. The switch to such a allows the Wolfsburg-based automaker to in extensive component sharing the new Polo and a number of other on bigger platforms.

From Rear Engine to Engine to No Engine

Now, in Frankfurt. VW is launching the next Up! the E-Up. a fully electric car should be perfectly suited to driving. It has lithium-ion batteries in the floor, and an electric motor a peak power of around 80 hp.

output is 55 hp, enough to propel the from 0 to 62 mph in an acceptable 11.3 although top speed is an entirely 84 mph (which we believe to be governed).

VW hasn’t disclosed the weight of the but the maximum range is a mere (up to, VW) 81 miles. Figure 60 miles as a realistic figure. Recharging your household electrical takes as long as five It can be done at night, but if you think us and get annoyed waiting for that gas to be filled up in a dull five prepare for a real test of patience.

The E-Up! is only for you if you access to parking with an outlet. Sounds easy, but luck finding it in a European at night, unless you have own garage space for what likely be a politically correct, or third car-as-accessory.

Moving Toward Production


Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto

said, we find the E-Up! not only for its save-the-earth powertrain, but for hinting at what will a family of cars with far mainstream appeal. This is a car; the E-Up! is just inches long, 64.6 wide, and it stands 57.9 tall. Seating is arranged in a 3+1 similar to that of the Toyota iQ.

The exterior carries over the idea of the first Up! concept, the side-window treatment and the proportions become significantly more The front end evokes memories of the says VW, apparently forgetting it makes an entire car that memories of the Beetle. Inside, the is frugal, but that’s appropriate for an compact, and lightweight car (we figure versions with the internal engine will indeed be far than the current Polo, the model up the size ladder).

A system forms the basis for of the interaction between car and driver.

One of the few really cool things electric cars is the eerily acceleration. So when VW development Ulrich Hackenberg showed a of a traditional engine sound for the at the launch of the concept prior to the auto show, it struck us as counterintuitive.

In any event, we can live the Up!’s looks, we like its size, and we hope it signals the of a significant reduction in the weight of please give us a turbocharged version, just for the sake of And while you are at it, keep the unsightly yellow to yourselves.

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