Electro-mini for almost 22.000 euros: VW e -up in the test: Now with significantly more range at a really fair price – electric car

VW has revised the smallest electric car again in the series and significantly improved some important points – also with the range and at the price. We are test drive the new e-up. What he can – and what not.

Small, but Oho – The conclusion of the new EUP (2020) could be about. Because Volkswagen does just right, among other things, what Daimler did not do when it comes to the new edition of the Smart: VW improves the range – and clearly. According to the factory, the small e-up can do it on 260 kilometers instead of the former 160 kilometers.If you roll through the city comfortably, you will probably even come to 300 kilometers, at least our estimates after about 80 kilometers drive through the Spanish city of Valencia. It is clearly due to the significantly larger battery why the little one makes it so much further. Instead of only 18.7 kilowatt hours, 32.3 kWh is now announced.

The new e-up (2020) in the test

In this respect, it is quite logical that there are over 60 percent more range when the battery capacity increases by over 70 percent. As a consumption, Volkswagen specifies 12.7 kilowatt hours per 100 kilometers. If you use a price of 30 cents per kWh, they usually pay for 100 kilometers just over 3.80 euros. For comparison: a combustion-up requires about 5.3 liters to 100 kilometers.

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This makes 7.27 euros in the current fuel price of 1.37 euros per E5 liter. But also compared to other e-small cars, the e-up cuts very well. So 100 kilometers with the Smart EQ Forfour cost around 5 euros, with the Renault Zoe even 6 euros.

The advantages

  1. 260 kilometers of range
  2. Fair price of around 21.800 euros without an environmental bonus
  3. Low consumption
  4. Chic interior with docking station
  5. Deeper (but narrower) trunk

The disadvantages

  1. Only recuperated when braking
  2. Emergency brake assistant fell victim to the lane assistant

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Agile driving feeling, but criticism in terms of recuperation

The e-up is designed as a city car, and its vehicle dimensions alone make it clear. It measures just 3.56 meters in length and thus corresponds to the dimensions of a classic Fiat 500.Clearly, it does not come into parking spaces where a smart fortwo (2.70 meters in length) squeezes in, but VW golf drivers should show a long nose when looking for a parking space.Another indication that the e-up is a city car is the top speed. There are no more than 130 km/h, according to the Tacho, about 137 km/h on our test drive. In the city, the little one with its 60 kW drives wonderfully agile and agile, but it is a more valuable feeling than with the smart. But we also progressed well on the city highway around Valencia.Compiled for you: See all the electric cars tested by us here.The e-up gave us a comfortable and safe feeling there. Its 82 hp felt good and quick. Typical e-car, the acceleration came onto the bikes from a stand.

Assistance systems with pitfalls

The lane assistant – not so naturally with such a cheap small car – did not take too badly if we forgot the flashing when changing lane.There are two criticisms:First, VW has thrown out its city emergency brake function. According to the car manufacturer, the reason for this was that this would have been replaced against the lane assistant. According to his own statements, Volkswagen could not accommodate both.The camera recognizes either an emergency brake function or lane assistant. Another point that we blame VW: The so -called recuperation – or also called energy recovery, only works if we actually slow down. Pure from gas from gas is not enough. That is a shame, because that makes the driving style much more rough.

Electro-mini for almost 22.000 euros: VW e -up in the test: Now with significantly more range at a really fair price - electric car-almost
CHIP Efahrer – tests

Cheaper purchase price, cheap consumption

In addition to the range, VW also turned the price screw. The e-up now costs 21.975 euros in the basic version or 23.000 euros in the style version. For comparison: for the old e-up they still had to.Leaf through 000 euros.Anyone who still calculates the environmental bonus comes to an extremely fair price of almost 16.000 euros for the basic variant. Other electric cars can hardly keep up if you look around the VW group. But within Wolfsburg, however, the direct competitors Seat Mii Electric and Skoda Citigo EIV can be found at a similar price with identical ranges. Incidentally, the battery is located in the middle of the vehicle floor.Advantage: The small e-up is therefore on the road well and you still have a fairly respectable, albeit somewhat narrow trunk.Thanks to a mobile trunk floor, you can either put it up or down and create more storage space (see also video). For the battery, VW provides a maximum of eight years with a maximum mileage of 160.000 kilometers. That is commendable!You might also be interested in: The new VW ID.3 in the first test.If we come to charge: The connection for the supplied type 3 cable is found on the side (of course there are also other cables, for example for the household socket). Within 5.5 hours you can invite the EUP at the Wallbox or E-filling station.

Load: Depending on the connection, one up to 16 hours

If you buy the quick charging function for just under 700 euros, you can pump the battery up to 80 percent with 40 kilowatts within an hour. And if you can only charge the Schuko can, you need patience: 16 hours are necessary for a tank charge.

Electro-mini for almost 22.000 euros: VW e -up in the test: Now with significantly more range at a really fair price - electric car-euros
CHIP Efahrer – tests

Cockpit with a special cell phone docking station

The update of the e-up will be available in seven trendy colors in Germany from the beginning of next year, including the yellow gold from our video, a bright red and a rich turquoise blue.You have the choice between two roof colors and three rim sizes. There is of course a lot of frills you can order.There is also a reversing camera. For some this may seem superfluous. With such a small car, however, this can prove extremely useful due to the scarce and narrow parking spaces. We like the cockpit that has optionally beautiful carbon elements. It is particularly helpful that VW equips the e-up with a smartphone docking station.If you clamp your cell phone there (and at the same time also load), use the in-house Maps+More app, which shows, for example, charging options in the area. The app was not yet ready for use, but we find the docking station very practical at the level. A navigation directly via cell phone and Google Maps is easily sufficient.An extra navigation system is actually superfluous. Details like a digital radio reception with DAB are not as natural for the price+. It’s just a shame that the fabric seats cannot be exchanged for leather seats. Supposedly there would be no customer issue, according to VW.By the way: If you want to warn your fellow human beings, you can optionally order e-sound that simulates an engine noise below 50 km/h. The tire abrasion can be heard above a speed of 50 km/h, so that you no longer need the e-sound, explains a VW product manager.
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15 thoughts on “Electro-mini for almost 22.000 euros: VW e -up in the test: Now with significantly more range at a really fair price – electric car”

  1. Untruthfulness
    In this article too, the budgetary price of € 0.30 is again expected. Only … In this article too, the budgetary price of € 0.30 is again expected. But only the benefits that have their own individual garage or a private car park in front of their window. In underground garages, the store is prohibited by law. All others have to go to a charging station. There, however, the kilowatt hour can be easily above one euro, but regularly between € 0.60 and € 0.90. The loss of loading is not even taken into account. If you load 10 kWh, only approx. 9.5 kWh in your battery. Real calculated, the Stromer is much more expensive at 100 km than the combustion engineer. This fact alone prevents many from switching to an electric car. So test yourself before buying.

  2. Furthermore…
    … Prices at home charging stations will develop significantly in the future! At the latest when mineral oil plus VAT collapsed into billions of billions, the time has come when the tax share for charging current will shoot through the ceiling!

    Hyundai i10 from the Indian Market – 1 Airbag – Super Radio, including. Insurance € 6400.00 as a new car – processing I.O. – runs like a Swiss clockwork

  4. Mr. Hutzler!
    I’m now 59, I will drive my new car for at least 10 years and behave more ecological than those who buy a new car every 3 years! As a pensioner, I will see what the market offers in 2030 and don’t head around my old car because it is no longer worth anything anyway!

  5. And if this
    Car also only costs 10,000 euros, I will do this dr…Don’t buy the slingshot and if the gasoline costs 3.00 euros. Finally creates environmentally friendly alternatives!

  6. yes, exactly
    And their oil that burns them and blowing into the air grows in an environmentally friendly manner on trees. Oh yes and in your car, cobalt (for hardening metals) also occurs when you are already hinting on alleged environmental problems or bricking methods. But good that they none "Dirty slingshot" drive like an electric car.

  7. Bought new car!
    Bought new cars in October! Renault Talisman Grandtour 159PS petrol engine with good equipment, 7-speed automatic, full LED headlights, real-time navigation and and and and and and. In the course of the program of the Altdiesel Insperture, received exactly 39.94% inheritance and including the transfer of € 21989.88! For a vehicle that is three classes larger than a VW-up! Then why should I sit down in such a tiny with all its disadvantages and for the same price? It boils down to make it difficult for people through more and more restrictions and forbidden the use of a combustioner, or even impossible to force them into e-cars! Those who cannot afford them go on foot, ride a bike, or squeeze into overcrowded and unpotted public!

  8. Oh, Mr. Hutzler!
    I drove my predecessor diesel for almost 9 years and 182000km, i.e. ecologically, without buying a new car every 3-4 years! I’m now 59 and my new car is still driving in retirement and then I will see what the market offers and not now panicked into an electric car! By the way, your model3 from Tesla has recently delivered lousy quality, test in "Car road traffic"!

  9. The 260 km range are a fantasy number?
    Only recently I saw a driving report with the Tesla 3 on YouTube, the YouTuber had apparently crossed his car half of Germany. Disappointed, the test driver found that the specified range of over 400 km in the very best case is only possible if you consistently drive 120 kilometers per hour. However, despite the careful driving style, he was also able to drive a maximum of 300 km without recharging again. So if you generally have to reduce the specified range by 50% in order to get a realistic value, it looks a little bit like this tested model.

  10. At Lupo
    You can start depending on the driving style of 180-350km. In addition to the sales representative, this is enough for almost everyone.

  11. Other bill
    In addition to the higher acquisition costs, the battery rent or costs for battery exchange and the costs or rent for the charging station at home. Battery rents are approx. 60-80 € and the rent of a charging station "Wall-Box" again € 50. So monthly fixed costs of at least. 110 €. Commuters drive cars that need 5l/100km diesel. Even if diesel would cost € 2/l, you could still drive 1100 km for it. The power grids in the municipalities are not designed for many charging stations at home. Since it is unpredictable for the network operators, the power grids are limited accordingly, the number of possible house charging stations is limited. In addition, brown coal tangible to load e-cars!?

  12. Of course there is air up!!!
    The citizens switch from the combustion engine to electric cars, as required by politics! In 2018, taxes on fuel made 43 billion. out of! You are still mobile with your electric car without paying any lossy taxes! Should pensioners, low wages and all other people who may not have a car, z.B. take over your share via VAT? You will pay the tax in the future! We bet?

  13. Germany is not able
    To provide the country with the Internet and to ensure a cell phone reception everywhere, here we are behind developing countries. Now you want to build e-cars! Sau control, no range, no infrastructure with charging stations, again only sayings and nothing half and whole. All this hype, highly played through politics, will not bring anything. You should wake up and put all the energy into the existing auto industry. The combustion engines will exist for a long time.

  14. great
    A car that can drive over 200 km in Valencia for 20.000.- Euro. Reminds Berta Benz first trip. Why in Valencia? Because it’s warm there. With us he just leads 100 km at approx. 1 degree plus. A masterpiece of engineering. Truly. Oh my god-quo vadis, Germania?


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