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Volkswagen Electrifies Up for Frankfurt Motor Show

E-Up will offer 150km range and be on sale this year

 
 
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Volkswagen Electrifies Up for Frankfurt Motor Show

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will introduce an electric version of the UpFusion Gen.2Ford Fusion Gen.2United States of America, 2012 > present31 versions
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at its investor's conference in Wolfsburg on March 14, and the car will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10.

With the e-Up, Volkswagen is bucking the general trend in Europe against pure EVs. The e-Up is a pure electric vehicle with a 150km (93 mile) range. The car has peak power of 81hp from its electric motor and continuous power of 54hp, and it produces 155lb-ft of torque. Acceleration to 100km/h takes 14 seconds to a top speed of 135km/h (84mph). The power is supplied by an 18.7kWh battery located under the floor.

Charging takes place under the normal fuel door, and VW will offer an optional Combined Charging System that is standardized with other automakers and allows for either DC or AC charging. It can be quick charged to 80% in 30 minutes. 

In terms of looks, the e-Up is nearly identical to other versions of the car. It gets two, curved daytime running lights embedded where the front bumper protrudes from the body. VW also says that the front end, side sills and underbody have been resculpted to improve aerodynamics. The other major design touches include polished 15in wheels and VW logos with blue backgrounds.

The interior is Spartan but upscale. The seats get leather trim with blue stitching, and there is added chrome trim.

The e-UP will be on sale by the end of the year.

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Hatchback
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Electric
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150
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