Published on March 21st, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan7
VW up! Electric Car
While Volkswagen has announced a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle Golf and the world’s most efficient car recently, the car below is the German company’s first all-electric car. And isn’t it cute.
As if the Volkswagen pp! wasn’t frugal enough, the engineers at VW have decided to create an all-electric version of the tiny city car: the e-up!…
An electric motor will power the up! with 81 horsepower. While this is more than the normal 74 horsepower model, the electric version will be slower, owing to the additional weight of the battery pack. A 0-62 time of 14 seconds is slow whichever way you look at it, but it’s unlikely that up! buyers will have speed anywhere near their list of priorities. Top speed is just 84mph, but the car does have a respectable 155lb/ft of torque, which is available immediately.
A full charge of the 18.7kWh battery will give the little car a range of slightly more than 90 miles…. According to Volkswagen, 80 percent charge is reachable in just half an hour of being plugged in, which is quite impressive.
For some more details, check out the Gas2 post.
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