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Volkswagen e-Up review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior front seats
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 rear left tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 front right static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 rear right static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 boot open
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior front seats
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 right tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 rear left tracking
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 front right static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 rear right static
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen e-Up 2022 boot open

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

By opting for a Volkswagen e-Up and plugging in rather than filling up, you’ll be spending less on fuel bills than you would if you bought a petrol Volkswagen Up 1.0 TSI.

However, even after the Government’s £1500 electric car grant is deducted from the purchase price, the e-Up costs thousands of pounds more to buy. That means you’ll have to cover a lot of miles to recover the difference.

Overview

The Volkswagen e-Up is great to drive, easy to park and comes with a decent, if not class-leading, electric range. It’s a good choice if you’re after an electric city runabout but, for a little bit more money, you can have a Renault Zoe with a plusher interior, more passenger space and a longer range.

  • Great to drive
  • Well equipped
  • Exempt from London Congestion Charge
  • Expensive
  • Average range
  • Not exactly spacious