Volkswagen XL1 and e-up! convince at the Silvretta E-Auto Rally 2013

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Volkswagen XL1 and e-up! convince at the Silvretta E-Auto Rally 2013-e-up

At the Silvretta E-Auto Rallye 2013, Volkswagen is presenting its innovative e-up vehicles! and XL1 that these alternative drive concepts are also efficient on alpine routes.

Volkswagen XL1 and e-up! convince at the Silvretta E-Auto Rally 2013-volkswagenA VW e-up! at the Silvretta e-Auto Rally 2013, photo: H.-D. sighs

to the 4th. More than 20 vehicles had registered this year for the Silvretta E-Auto Rallye in Montafon, Austria. After three days of racing, two of the purely electrically powered Volkswagen e-ups took home! the first two places in the overall standings. Thomas Lieber and Peter Goebel (starting no. 216) came with a total of 308 penalty points in front of Christian Ehrlich and Daniel Schmidt (start no. 222) with 321 penalty points to the top.

The Volkswagen XL1, equipped with a plug-in diesel hybrid, was also extremely successful, driven by Tino Laue and Ruth Holling (Day 1 +2) / Prof. dr. Ulrich Hackenberg and Mrs. Hackenberg (Day 3). They ended up in the top third of the field with a good seventh place.

The new e up!, the first electric car to be mass-produced by Volkswagen, took part in the Silvretta E-Rallye in the Austrian Montafon region for the first time. This e-rally, which focuses on reliability and suitability for everyday use, is very demanding with its alpine route profiles. The aim here is to recover the energy consumed on the long climbs to a large extent on the subsequent descents through recuperation.

Volkswagen XL1 and e-up! convince at the Silvretta E-Auto Rally 2013-e-autoFuturistic, efficient, powerful: the XL1 from Volkswagen, Photo: H.-D. sighs

100% electric + up! = e-up!

Volkswagen XL1 and e-up! convince at the Silvretta E-Auto Rally 2013-volkswagenThe all-electric up! by Volkswagen, Photo: Volkswagen AG

With a purely electric drive, the e-up! entry into a new, groundbreaking vehicle concept from Volkswagen and, with four seats, guarantees the full scope of use. It is a car for everyday use and impresses with a strong torque of 210 Nm. The e-up is almost silent and has no shifting interruptions! powered by an electric motor with a peak output of 60 kW / 82 hp. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130 km/h. With its 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery, it can cover distances of up to 160 kilometers according to the NEDC. This means impressively low energy costs of less than three euros per 100 kilometers.

The e-up is charged! at a conventional 230-volt socket with 2.3 kW, via a wall box installed at home with 3.6 kW or via the optionally available charging system CCS (Combined Charging System) at a DC fast charging station with up to 40 kW. In the latter case, an 80 percent charge occurs within 30 minutes. As usual, the power connection for charging the battery is hidden under the fuel filler flap. Ideally, the e-up! charged with electricity from regenerative sources and then drives completely CO2-neutral.

In contrast to the basic model up! the e-up presents itself! through a high-quality and aerodynamically optimized design differentiation.

The entry-level price of the e-up! is in Germany, as a model that is already equipped to a high standard, including the battery, at 26.900 euros. At the IAA (International Motor Show) in Frankfurt am Main in autumn, Volkswagen will announce further marketing details, such as leasing and mobility offers. We are curious.

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