Volkswagen UP variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £11,299. Borrowing £9,039 with a £2,260 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
Fixed interest rate
Total amount payable
Cost of credit
Optional final payment
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Volkswagen e-Up FAQs

The Volkswagen e-Up has a 36.8kWh battery and a 162-mile official range – although factors such as how and where you drive, and the outside temperature, could see that range figure fluctuate. Stick around town and you could see more miles per charge than VW quotes.

The Volkswagen e-Up has an 83hp electric motor and a 0-62mph time of 11.9 seconds, but it certainly feels faster than that off the line in built-up areas. It has a 162-mile range and can be recharged from 0-80% in around an hour from a public fast-charger. A full recharge from a home wallbox takes about four hours.

Standard equipment includes heated seats, cruise control and a reversing camera. It offers more equipment than a petrol Up because the e-Up cost more to buy as a new car.

An on-paper 0-62mph time of 11.9 seconds doesn't sound very brisk but, like a lot of electric cars, it's very nippy when setting off from a standstill. In town it will feel perfectly at home. Again, like a lot of electric cars, it won't feel so powerful at higher speeds, so you might have to plan motorway overtakes a bit more than you would in bigger cars. The top speed of the Volkswagen e-Up is 81mph, or 75mph in its most eco-focused driving mode.