The German car manufacturer, Volkswagen is about to release its smallest ever fully electric car with a new refined and sophisticated look the new 2017 Volkswagen e-UP. The car is analogous to full blown hatchback and best suited for city driving and strains when taken out of city limits. There are three modes of driving available- Basic, Eco, and Eco plus, that lower the power and electrical consumption. It is comfortable, powerful, and economical, but fails in its performance. The large boot space and flirty looks cover up the faults in its performance.
Volkswagen e-Up 2017
Exterior and interior details of 2017 Volkswagen e-Up
The chief exterior features of the new 2017 Volkswagen e-Up include LED daylights, updated grille, and high-quality rear camera. VW has not compromised with the interior space, comes with comfortable leather seats, dual tone upholstery and multi-functional steering wheel, but the fittings have disappointed a little. They are similar to the standard petrol variant and not as refined as other electric cars like electric Golf.
Volkswagen e-Up 2017 – Interior
Equipped lavishly and accessorized with great tech, the car is simple and intuitive and has some great features, for instance, anti-collision software that applies the brakes automatically if the system of the car thinks a crash is forthcoming below 19 mph, 15 inches’ alloy wheels, and LED lights.
Volkswagen e-Up is great for city driving and runs like a rocket, loaded with 155lb/ft, at the front -81bhp small electric motor, and a 18.7kWh lithium ion battery weighing 230kgs which is been located in the floor. The weight of the engine does not affect the movement of the car, but enhances its speed and gives a firm bottom. Moreover, the placement of the engine lowers the centre of gravity of the car as compared to a combustion engine car. The car is swift and quiet, yet gives a soft purr when accelerated. It can run up to 93 miles on a single recharge. It is equipped with an automatic gearbox with advanced specs. The car takes 5 hours to charge completely.
The release date of the original Volkswagen e- Up model is not yet confirmed, but will approximately arrive in the market in 2017. The car costs up to £24,250 ($28,000), not excluding the £5,000 charge to be paid to the government. There are many rivals in electric cars that are more economical and equally competent, such as Renault Zoe and e-Golf.
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