19 Mar '17, 12am

VW e-up! review - Next Green Car

In a word, no. But then the e-up! isn't less economical either, just the same. It is a little surprising that VW hasn't offered a battery upgrade as part of the package but there are likely to be cost and engineering issues. The Leaf, i3, and Zoe have all had significant battery capacity improvements from their refreshes, and the new e-Golf will have a similar 50%-ish improvement in range too. It's clear that the up! facelift came around too quickly for VW to improve the battery capacity too, and the e-up! isn't a priority for the company's engineers either. This means that the 60kW electric motor is still powered by an 18.7 kWh battery, good for an official range of 99 miles, and a and real-world range of 65-80 depending on weather, topography, driving style, and route. Fitted with the CCS charging standard means the e-up! can be hooked up to rapid chargers or Type 2 fast...

Full article: http://www.nextgreencar.com/review/8005/vw-eup-review/

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