With the exception of Tesla Motors, automakers haven’t quite managed to offer decent driving ranges to their electric cars. Take the VW e-Up, for example. Although the automaker claims the small electric car can cover between 120 km (74 miles) and 160 km (99 miles) with a full battery, CarBuyer’s Ginny Buckley faced a much more grim reality.
After just half an hour of driving, the VW e-Up’s range dropped from full to 18 miles (29 km). That says everything about the e-Up, which can’t possibly be used outside the city, unless the driver has a lot of spare time to spend and charging points.
Being based on the Up, the electric version is obviously equally practical and good to drive, as you can find out from the following review.