Small, electric and expensive

Wolfsburg, 4 August 2016

The lifted VW up with petrol engine is available since June 2016. Now you can order the electric version. Modified look most easily recognizable in the new form of the front bumper, the electric car offers an extensive standard equipment for the same price as before. However, the car is nothing for spenders more on that later.

More standard equipment than ever before

The standard equipment includes such as so far, an automatic climate control, a heated windshield, a leather steering wheel and the city emergency braking function. New a rain sensor, the coming home/leaving home function for the light, the radio "Composition phone" with phone hands-free kit and Smartphone integration come now "maps + more dock". This, the mobile phone is simply latched on the center console and coupled with the car so the Smartphone can be used as a navigation and onboard computer via Bluetooth. Despite the larger facilities of powers has become not more expensive, there's him from 26.900 EUR. In addition, there are three new exterior colors. According to VW Configurator, you have the choice between light blue (free of charge), the special colour pure white (175 euros), metallic colors in silver, white and yellow (465 EUR) and black with Pearl (also 465 euros).

Nearly three times as expensive as a normal up

The city car is powered still by a 60 kW (82 HP) and 210 nm electric motor. This accelerated the car in 13.0 seconds to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 130 km/h. The lithium-ion battery integrated in the car floor stores 18.7 kilowatt hours, which is enough for up to 160 kilometres. The consumption of 11.7 kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometres corresponds to expenses by approximately three euro 100 kilometers that is only about half of the cost of a up with petrol engine.

No model for spenders despite electric premium

Buyers benefit from the 4,000 euro of environmental bonus for electric vehicles. 2,000 euros must be requested at the Federal Office of Economics and export control (BAFA). Since Volkswagen granted its share of 2,000 euros to the net purchase price, even a price advantage of 4.380 euro arises. The counting, the base price is reduced still about twice what costs a gasoline model to 22.520 euro. Or otherwise: that around 10,000 euros surcharge pay three euro ride cost savings per 100 kilometres only after over 300,000 kilometers. Can save money is with the Elektro-Up little, electric premium and advanced equipment or not. (sl)