Volkswagen e-Up review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD right panning
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide rear tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide front right static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide rear static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD dashboard detail
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD boot open
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD right panning
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide rear tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide front right static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide rear static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD dashboard detail
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

No, the Volkswagen e-Up isn’t named after a familiar Yorkshire expression; the extra vowel denotes that this is the all-electric version of VW’s smallest car. Electric cars tend to make most sense in built-up urban areas, so surely the Up, a great city car, is the ideal starting point for one?

Well, in many respects, yes, because, just like the regular petrol-powered Volkswagen Up, the fully electric e-Up is blessed with tidy driving manners and turn-on-a-dime manoeuvrability. The trouble is, a great electric car also needs to make sense financially and have a long range, particularly when it's battling for sales against the likes of the larger Renault Zoe, more expensive Mini Electric and the e-Up’s own close cousins, mechanically identical Seat Mii electric and Skoda Citigo e iV.

At a glance
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Target Price from £23,555
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RRP price range £23,555 - £23,555
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)electric
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £47 / £983
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £94 / £1,967
Available colours