What is your opinion on electrical cars? Do you think they are worth the money? Are they the cars of the future?
The above questions are the sort of things people are asking themselves these days in regards to electric cars.
The 2014 Volkswagen e-Up was unveiled at the 2014 Frankfurt Motor Show in October 2013.
The e-Up is the electrical version of the VW Up city car which has been in production since 2011. The e-Up was released towards the end of 2013 but was initially unveiled as a concept car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
One of the main differences with this electrical car over other leading competitors is that when the Up was designed, it was designed with the electrical version in mind. This means that the boot space was not compromised to accommodate the battery pack. The battery pack is situated where the petrol tank is located on the standard Up. At the front end of the e-Up the 60kw electric motor gives around 80bhp and the car can do 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds, which is quicker than the petrol version. It gives a top speed of 81mph.
One of the main concerns regarding this vehicle is that you can only do 100 miles on a full battery which takes 9 hours to fully charge. One way of getting around this charging time is to use a fast charge socket which charges up to 80% full in half an hour.
The other concern is with the price which will sting you £19,250 after the government grant of £5,000. This is over £7,000 more expensive than the top end version of the Up.
However, there are many benefits to this car and that is up to you to weigh them up and see if it worth thinking about this car.
The e-Up is definitely one of the best electric cars on the market.
Have a look at the video below for the 2014 e-Up:
Do you own an Up or e-Up?
We have a VW Up parts page where you can go to find the replacement parts you need for your vehicle at very low prices. We also have an Up common problems and solutions page where you can search for the solution to resolving your issue.