Volkswagen e-Up no longer available to order

Gas facelifted Volkswagen up

 

The facelifted gas Up will arrive in the summer, the e-Up version will follow.

 

If you live in Germany and want to order an Volkswagen e-Up online now, you can’t. But there is a good reason for it.

In the last  Geneva Motor Show a revised Up was unveiled with minor changes, the bigger upgrades will happen in the electric version.

We already know that Volkswagen will change the cells in the battery packs of e-Golf and e-Up. The cell’s capacity will improve from 25 Ah to 37 Ah, this is a 48 % increase.

The e-Golf should get a 36,63 kWh battery and 28,3 kWh for the e-Up. Later this year or early next year the e-Up should be joined by less expensive Seat e-Mii and Skoda e-Citigo.

One thing is certain, Volkswagen talk the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. After the scandal over VW cheating pollution emissions tests, the automaker has been showing public support for the electrification of cars, but in closed doors the company acts in a  very different way. Currently, Volkswagen and Shell are trying to block European Union efforts to cut emissions and push electric cars adoption. Unfortunately Volkswagen have great chances to succeed, because Germany government dictates what EU does, and German automakers dictates what the German government does. The EU is now an oligarchy and doesn’t seem worried enough to at least hide it.

Back to the e-Up.

Until the new e-Up arrive you can’t order one in its home country website. The e-Up was removed from www.volkswagen.de

 

 

More info:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/28/vw-and-shell-try-to-block-eu-push-for-cleaner-cars

Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

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