Volkswagen e-Golf and e-Up revealed

* Electric Golf and Up shown before Frankfurt debut * Golf has range of 118 miles, Up does 99 miles * Both on sale in 2014...

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Tom Webster
27 August 2013

Volkswagen e-Golf and e-Up revealed

The electric versions of the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Up will take centre stage on the company's stand at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

The electric Golf will be powered by a 113bhp electric motor that should take the car to 62mph in 10.4 seconds and on to 87mph. It should do 118 miles on one charge.

The e-Up has a slightly smaller motor, which produces 80bhp and takes the city car from 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds. It will offer a slightly shorter range of 99 miles. Both cars have two driving modes – Eco and Eco+ - and four braking-regeneration modes to get the most out of the range.

Both cars can be charged through standard and fast-charging sockets, with the latter providing an 80% charge in just half an hour.

The e-Up will be the first on sale, with deliveries expected to start in March 2014. The e-Golf will follow in the second half of the year, with orders being taken from late spring.

Prices for the e-Up are expected to be announced at or shortly after the car's appearance at Frankfurt, and are set to be higher than any Up currently on sale at around £15,000.

The e-Golf pricing is set to be competitive with the likes of the Nissan Leaf and is expected to start above £20,000.

Volkswagen also said that it is looking at a variety of funding options, so leasing packages for the car and the battery are being considered.