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Volkswagen e-up! on sale now

The electric Volkswagen e-up! is available to buy now with deliveries in January


The first Volkswagen e-up! electric cars, are set to be delivered to customers in January, with the model going on sale today at a price of £19,250 (including the Government’s £5,000 grant).

The electric version of the Volkswagen up! debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. and has a range of 93 miles. It is powered by an 80bhp motor, should go from 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds and will hit a top speed of 81mph.

The e-up! battery takes 30 minutes to charge up to 80 percent from a normal three-pin household plug, and nine hours for a full charge. Customers can also opt to have a wall-mounted box fitted at their home, free of charge, which drops the full-charge time to six hours.

Volkswagen’s new e-up! can run in two modes, Eco and Eco+, to maximise the car’s range. Eco reduces power to 68bhp, while Eco+ drops power even further and disables the air conditioning.

Outside, the five-door e-up! can be identified by e-up! badges on the front wing, C-shaped bright LED daytime running lights and unique 15-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the car gets lots of equipment including a leather-covered steering wheel, gearlever and handbrake, heated front seats, Bluetooth phone connection, cruise control, a heated windscreen, DAB radio, rear parking sensors and climate control. The e-up. which has a five-star Euro NCAP rating, also comes fitted with Volkswagen City Safe, which brakes the car when it senses an imminent low-speed collision. The VW Maps and More sat-nav system is also included as standard.

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Some of the car’s functions can be operated remotely, via iPhone or Android app, using Volkswagen’s Car Net Services that allow owners to monitor the e-up!’s charge status, as well as to pre-set the car’s air conditioning and heater.

The e-up! comes with a standard three-year warranty that can be extended by up to two years. The battery comes with an additional eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

As well as the e-up. an electric Volkswagen Golf – called the Volkswagen e-Golf – will also go on sale in the UK in the near future. As with the e-up. the e-Golf is supposed to mix everyday practicality with zero emissions and low running costs.

The e-Golf should have a range of around 118 miles, do 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds, and have a top speed of 87mph. It is expected to go on sale for around £25,000 in 2015.

For the full VW range, visit the CarBuyer Volkswagen reviews page.

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