Volkswagen is coming-up with a zero-emission compact car – the e-up! a new Electric Vehicle[EV] , which will be premiered with an advanced electric technology, at the 65th Frankfurt International Motor Show[IAA - Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung or International Automobile Exhibition], in Germany, starting from September, 12th to 22nd, 2013 . The new EV from Volkswagen, is a four-seater vehicle and has a day-to-day practicality with an impressive driving range of 150 kilometers/93.2 miles[as per NEDC] on a single charge and technicality of recharging the car by 80% of its storage capacity within 30 minutes.
The electric motor vehicle has almost zero noise and a maximum power output of 82 PS[81 hp or 60 kilowatt] and a peak torque of 210 Nm with smooth gearshift. While it has an available continuous power output of 55 PS[54.3 hp or 40 kilowatt]. It can dash 0 to 100 km/hour within 14 seconds with a top-speed of 135 km/hour[83.88 miles/hour]. The new Eco-friendly e-up! is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a total energy storage capacity of 18.7 Kilowatt-hours and placed under the floor area. Its a lightweight vehicle with a weight of 1,185 kilograms which assists in boosting the driving range.
In the exterior, new e-up! features an aerodynamically shaped body with a unique curved layout of the LED daytime running lights in the front bumper, 15-inch alloy wheels, Volkswagen emblems with blue backgrounds and a logo at the rear. While in the interior e-up! has leather and chrome accent with slight-grey seat covers with blue top-stitched seams.
The battery charging port is kept out of sight behind the fuel filling flap. The option of Combined Charging System[CCS] is available, with support of DC and AC charging regardless of charging rates/power sources offered by charging station, and it follows the global charging standard.
The new e-up! will be available for booking after the Frankfurt motor show, where the deliveries of e-up! for U.K. will start from early 2014.
Photos of new all-electric Volkswagen e-up!