2019 Volkswagen e-Up! Costs Less In The UK Yet Gets More Standard Features

Volkswagen has reduced the starting price of the e-Up! in the United Kingdom, where the car can now be had from £23,115 ($29,579/€25,993).

The recommended retail price (OTR) drops to £19,615 ($25,100/€22,058) with the Government Plug-In Car Grant. According to the automaker, this represents a saving of £2,935 ($3,756/€3,300) over the previous list price, and overall savings of £3,250 ($4,159/€3,655) with the extra gear thrown in.

“For 2019, we’re offering customers even more value with the addition of several extra features to the e-Up! as standard, as well as a major price realignment making the car even more affordable”, said VW’s UK EV Product Manager, Joe Laurence. “This is, of course, on top of the tax and fuel cost savings, which are built into the e-Up!.”

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The extra equipment for the 2019 e-Up! are a height-adjustable driver’s seat, new seat trim and reversing camera.

VW’s electric city car has an 18.7 kWh battery pack, which powers a small electric motor. Fully charging it from a standard three-pin plug takes 9 hours, but the time drops to 6 hours when using a 3.6 kWh wall box.

The e-Up! also comes with a rapid charge point that can charge the battery to 80 percent of its capacity in just 30 minutes. Its maximum range, according to the new WLTP standards, is 83 miles (134 km).

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  • Oh no

    Still too expensive for a tiny VW UP…. and only 83 mile range.

    Good to see VW had dropped their prices but IMO not enough.
    Good to see the Brits were not buying it. Would Americans pay $40k for an eUP? Don’t think so….!

    And then VW dealers are the worst in the business!

  • Bash

    Brilliant, but it’s not for me. And that range is hedious!!

  • Paul

    No range really to speak of. What a failure.

  • ace_9

    Complaining about the 100+ km range on a very small electric city car seems kind of strange… I mean, do you visit and post comments on car sites just to show how completely ignorant you are to the topic? But since I’m a curious person, I would welcome your ideas about the theoretical real-world usage of this car, if it had the 300+ km range. Do you think that such a small, not that well insulated and not really comfortable car with 12,4 second 0-100 km/h acceleration and 130 km/h maximum speed should be used as a primary family car and one member of the family should use it for around 100+100 km daily work commute? I just… don’t understand…

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