Volkswagen quietly announces the new e-up for 2020

Volkswagen quietly announces the new e-up for 2020
New Volkswagen e-up available in 2020

Following the announcements of the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV and the SEAT Mii, the new Volkswagen e-up is finally unveiled to complete the electric city car trio.

It’s curious that Volkswagen have not made a worldwide press release yet, since this automaker is the champion of announcing electric cars for the future. Instead, the new Volkswagen e-up was announced at the Volkswagen Nederland website.

 


Update: Volkswagen Norway also announced it in April.


 

Anyway, the long-awaited electric city car trio is now complete.

The main feature of these cars is their range. With enough range, these cars are much better for city driving than any other ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) alternative. Volkswagen already said that 500 e-up cars will be used in its car sharing service WeShare in Berlin.

New Volkswagen e-up announcement at Volkswagen Nederland website

 

In comparison to its twins, I prefer the more aerodynamic wheel trims of the e-up, but dislike all that black glass at the rear. It not only makes the car more prone to damage (just like the BMW i3), it also makes the car less visible from behind.

I think that the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV with its lower price has what it takes to be the most successful of the trio.

ŠKODA CITIGOe iV technical overview

 

What do you think? Which one do you prefer?

 

 

More info:

https://www.volkswagen.nl/modellen/up/e-up

Pedro Lima

On this blog I try to provide interesting information about battery technologies that otherwise wouldn't be available to the public. Given the secrecy around this topic, sometimes I need to do a mix of investigator work with some educated guesses.
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Tay
Tay
1 year ago

Probably because is too expensive again…

Arne Johan Larsen
Arne Johan Larsen
1 year ago

VW announced this model in Norway as early as 9 April when the also opened for reservations:
https://www.volkswagen.no/no/om-oss/pressemeldinger/e-up-range.html

Pedro Lima
1 year ago

Thanks, I missed that announcement.

Manuel
Manuel
1 year ago

I only need to know one thing: price

Joze
Joze
1 year ago

Does anyone have any information about planned production numbers? And location, I guess it will be Bratislava?

Lars
Lars
1 year ago

Why only 250 km range? First rumours were about 300 km range, than the e-Citigo was announced with 265 km, than the Mii electric with 260 km and now the new e-up with only 250 km.

Pedro Lima
1 year ago
Reply to  Lars

They just say that the range is more than 250 km. Volkswagen Norway says that the WLTP range is 260 km.

https://www.volkswagen.no/no/om-oss/pressemeldinger/e-up-range.html

Pajda
Pajda
1 year ago
Reply to  Lars

I heard rumors that triplets with new battery using full capacity will totally beat the e-Golf range and will be close to the smallest ID.3 battery, so the range should be software limited.

Lars
Lars
1 year ago
Reply to  Pajda

The next e-up should have a longer range than the e-golf, it is smaller and has a sligtly bigger battery.

Maximilian Holland
1 year ago

Do we know about the battery cooling design on these triplets?

Pedro Lima
1 year ago

The old Volkswagen e-up didn’t had a TMS. I don’t know yet if this remains the same in the new model.

Lars
Lars
1 year ago

According to Skoda the Citigo-e will have 168 60Ah cells.
https://www.skoda-auto.de/news/news-detail/citigo-e-iv

I also think that there will be no cooling of the battery, VW did not mention anything about it.