Two new all-electric models from Volkswagen form a centrepiece at the Frankfurt motor show
Darren Moss
9 September 2013

The Volkswagen e-Golf has been revealed at the Frankfurt motor show next month, alongside the new VW e-Up.

The e-Golf is powered by an electric motor which produces 113bhp and 199lb ft of torque. Volkswagen says the car can achieve a top speed of 87mph and accelerate from 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds. The car has a range of 118 miles.

The e-Up, which has already been revealed prior to the show, has a range of up to 93 miles and can be charged up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. The e-Up weighs a relatively low 1185kg. By comparison, the larger Nissan Leaf clocks in at 1500kg.

Power for the e-Up comes from an 80bhp electric motor which also produces 155lb ft of torque. Volkswagen claims the car can achieve a top speed of 84mph and that the 0-62mph sprint is dealt with in 12.4 seconds. As with the e-Golf, the e-Up has selectable driving modes including Eco and Eco+ to enable more frugal motoring when required.

Both the e-Up and e-Golf will also come with the option of a new Combined Charging System, developed by VW and others to enable both AC and DC charging stations to be used.

Volkswagen has not yet released prices for the e-Up or e-Golf, though orders are expected to open before the end of the year.

Both cars come with climate control and integrated sat-nav as standard.

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27 August 2013

Dear God, no. This name may need a rethink in my native YorkshireS3dc

27 August 2013

So we have more EVs,in my opinion these are like all the others

a waste of time space and money.

27 August 2013

What's name of thowt car wi nowt  engine in't it?

E-up, Letric? In't car? Nowt as good as bloody steam I bet thee.

28 August 2013

scotty5 wrote:

What's name of thowt car wi nowt  engine in't it?

E-up, Letric? In't car? Nowt as good as bloody steam I bet thee.

E ba gum, this will go down well wi t folk in Barnsley lol.


27 August 2013

Or perhaps the Bosch stylist moonlights for VW! Joking apart, neither of these vehicles should ever be photographed in white, especially not together. The apotheosis of blandness whatever other virtues they may have.

At least we can have a few witticisms about "E-Up!" secure in the knowledge that VW will not understand them. 

27 August 2013

At last Volkswagen has entered the electric race.

Not that any of these cars bring anything new to the table, what matters is that Europe's largest car maker shows some respect for the environment.

Agree that the Up! looks most insipid in white.

Not that VW cares, but the name IS quite daft.

28 August 2013

fadyady wrote:

 what matters is that Europe's largest car maker shows some respect for the environment.

 the name IS quite daft.

Depends how the electricity is generated. Much of Germany's power is anything but "green" and I believe it is to get worse.

As with Renault and the "Wind" a humourless organisation like VW doesn't realise when a name is indeed a stupid one. Gives us something to laught at though!

27 August 2013

Electric cars right now require you to order something that looks odd with an odd drivetrain and also probably go into an unfamiliar dealer.  With this you go to a VW dealer and buy a Golf, it happens to be electric, you know it wil be fine because it is a Golf, what could be easier.  

10 September 2013

Is it a prerequisite for Electric Vehicles to have horrendous alloy wheels or something?!

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