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VW e-up!: Revealed!

VW e-up!

VW has revealed the VW e-up!, the electric version of the VW up!. Nice!

VW says the e-Up has a range of up to 93 miles and that the battery pack can be recharged to 80 percent of its full capacity in 30 minutes. The e-Up is a relative flyweight as far as battery-powered vehicles are concerned, weighing in at 1185kg, which compares favourably with the Nissan Leaf, which weighs around 1500kg.

The e-Up is powered by an electric motor that produces peak power of 80bhp and a continuous output of 53bhp. 155lb ft of torque is on tap from start-up. The car has a claimed 0-62mph time “within 14 seconds” and a top speed of 84mph. Power comes from an 18.7kWh lithium-ion battery (by contrast, the Nissan Leaf uses a 24kWh battery) which is said to be packaged beneath the Up’s floor.