Volkswagen e-up! (2020)

The complete guide to the Volkswagen e-up! (2020), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

Key Stats

Range (WLTP):

160 miles

Electric cost/mile:

6.82p

Rapid charge:

Yes

EV type:

Battery Electric

Overview

The new version of the fully electric Volkswagen e-up! packs a bunch more battery pack, giving it just under twice the range, increasing the utility of VW's cute, refreshed city car. 50kW CCS rapid charging is back, but while charging on three-phase AC power can offer 7kW, max single-phase AC is still just 3.7kW.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Volkswagen e-Up!

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your e-Up! from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging methodTypically found atCharging time*Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plugHome16 h9 m/h
3.6kWHome / Work10 h15 m/h
7kWHome / Work / Public Locations10 h15 m/h
22kWWork / Public Locations5 h30 m/h
20%-80%
50kWPublic Locations40 min82 m/30 min
150kWPublic Locations40 min82 m/30 min

* Based on EV Made Easy estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Volkswagen e-Up! with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2
Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.6kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7.2kW
Rapid: CCS
Max DC rate: 50kW
Connector location: Right Side - Rear
Connector location: Right Side - Rear

Where you can charge a Volkswagen e-Up!

You can charge your Volkswagen e-Up! conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

 

At Home

7kw Smart Chargers from £899*

 

 

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

 

At Work

7k or 22kW Smart Charger**

 

 

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

 

Shared parking

7kW or 22kW Smart Charger

 

 

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

 

On Public Networks

7kW or 22kw Smart Charger & Rapid Charging***

 

Charging on the EV Made Easy Network
 

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Volkswagen e-Up!

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates).

PlaceAvg. costCost/mile
Home (empty to full)*£9.276.82p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)**£8.7410.72p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Vehicle Specs

Range
Official range (WLTP*)160 miles
EV Made Easy Confidence Range**136 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** EV Made Easy Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

Performance
0-62 mph11.9 seconds
Top speed81 mph
Engine power82 bhp / 61 kW
Torque210 Nm
Battery
Battery size36.8 kWh
Usable battery (EV Made Easy estimate)33.1 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP)230 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (EV Made Easy estimate)244 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP)N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP)0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (EV Made Easy calculated)*28 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Volkswagen e-Up! is eligible for the OZEV Plug-in Car and EV chargepoint grants. You will also benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

Purchase
OTR price*£24,085

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Car Grant, if applicable.

Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)Amount
Year 1£0
Years 2-5£0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax yearBiK tax rateAnnual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/232%£481
23/242%£481
24/252%£481

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxesAmount
London Congestion Zone Charge*£0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge**£0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance
Insurance group10
Grants*
Grant nameEligibilityAmountBenefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant£350Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grantup to £1,500Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant£250Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.