Volkswagene-up! (2016) electric chargers
16 kWh battery
Vehicle type Battery Electric Vehicle
Connector type 2
Range 99 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 12 miles per hour
Forget the jokes about this sounding as though it was built in Yorkshire! VW’s e-Up! offers all-electric driving in a well sorted compact package. Its 81bhp, 155lb/ft electric motor offers 0-62mph in just 12.4 seconds so it’s no slouch. Depending on how economical you want to be at any given moment, there are three driving roads (Normal, Eco and Eco Plus) designed to progressively save power. Official range is 99 miles but anything up to 60 may be realistic from the 18.7kw battery. (At the time of writing the cost of a full charge is around £2.80, so being able to cover that kind of mileage for the cost of a coffee is not bad.)
Volkswagen e-up! compatible chargers
Volkswagen e-up! Charging Time
Charging your Volkswagen e-Up! at home with a standard three pin plug (2.3kW) will take around 8hours 15 mins.
Using a dedicated 7.4kW home fast charging point can reduce this time to as little as 5 hours 15mins.*
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs charge your Volkswagen e-Up! overnight and drive away fully charged every morning.
A 7.4kW home fast charging point provides up to 12 miles RPH (Range Per Hour).
* Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Volkswagen e-up! Charging Cost
School run, commute to the office? You can drive up to 99 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Volkswagen e-up! costs around £1.60.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.