Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its first all-electric production vehicle – the e-up! made its first showing at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg. It’ll be a while before it makes its show debut though, the four-seater only due to do so in Frankfurt.
The 1,185 kg car was shown in concept form in Frankfurt two years ago, and there’s virtually no deviation in the production vehicle in terms of powertrain specs.
The e-up! is powered by a 60 kW (82 PS) electric motor, juiced by a 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Continuous power is 40 kW (55 PS) and maximum torque is 210 Nm, and performance figures include a 0 to 100 km/h time of 14 seconds and a top speed of 135 km/h, while operating range is 150 km on a single charge.
The car can be recharged to as much as 80% of its energy storage capacity within 30 minutes. A Combined Charging System (CCS), which supports both DC and AC charging and makes charging an easier affair is offered as an option.
Specific kit will include machine-polished 15-inch alloys, LED daytime running lights – deployed in a curved layout on the front bumper – and VW emblems with blue backgrounds as well as an e-up! logo at the rear.
Inside, the cabin features light-grey seat covers with blue top-stitched seams, and special leather and chrome accents get slapped on too. Deliveries of the e-up! are set to begin from early next year.