Volkswagen upgrades e-up! with more range


Volkswagen’s A-segment offering up!‘s all-electric version e-up! has got a bigger capacity battery and increased range. The updated model starts at €21,975 (minus subsidies), which according to VW, is lower than that of the outgoing model. In Germany, the car receives €2,000 environmental bonus as a government subsidy plus another €2,380 subsidy from Volkswagen. As a pre-sales launch offer, the e-up! can also be leased at €159 per month excluding extra payments between 18 September and 31 October 2019 (in Germany).

The capacity of the battery pack has gone up from 18.7 kWh to 32.3 kWh, which has resulted in an extended range of up to 260 km. The former had a range of up to 160 km.


As for charging times, it apparently takes only 60 minutes to charge the battery to 80 percent of its capacity with DC charging at 40 kW. The charging process can be scheduled in advance, initiated or stopped via maps + more smartphone app.

The e-up!’s electric motor puts out 61 kW (83 hp) and a torque of around 210 Nm. A 0 – 100 km/h acceleration is claimed to happen in 11.9 seconds, and the top speed is 130 km/h.


Standard equipment in the model includes an automatic air conditioning, radio system with Bluetooth interface and DAB+, a docking station, and Lane Assist (lane departure warning) system. The e-up! style variant will offer even more features and further personalization options.

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