Volkswagen unveils the EV version of its up! city car several months ahead of its scheduled debut at Frankfurt.
Not a fan of Volkswagen’s up! city car? Then we doubt you’ll find yourself having any deep emotional feelings for its pure EV counterpart, appropriately named the e-up!. VW has just revealed details and specs for its new pure electric city car although it won’t be making its official live debut until September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The small car is powered by an electric motor that produces 82 horsepower of peak power without any disturbing gearshift interruptions or power noise.
However, it has a continuous output of 55 hp and instantly available torque rated at 155 lb-ft. All told, the e-up! will go from 0-62 mph in 14 seconds and has a top speed of 84 mph. Its 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is able to provide up to a 93 mile range and can even be charged to as much as 80 percent of its maximum energy storage capacity in just 30 minutes. All told, the e-up! tips the scales at just over 2,600 lbs. Exterior features include 15-inch alloys and LED daytime running lights that are curved into the front bumper along with an aerodynamically optimized front end, side sills and underbody.