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.