Volkswagen e-up impressive demand in Germany

Volkswagen e-up impressive demand in Germany
The new Volkswagen e-up!
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While the Skoda Citigo and the Seat Mii are now available only as electric cars, the Volkswagen up is still available with an internal combustion engine. However, now half of its orders are for the electric version, which already counts with 20.000 orders in Germany during this year.


Here’s the press release.


Volkswagen is focussing on stepping up electric mobility and is significantly expanding its range of fully electric models and hybrids. Even before the launch of the new ID.304Β this summer, the demand for electric mobility has considerably increased in Germany: already every second order for the up! model series is for the fully electric version, around 20,000 orders have been received. The GTE versions of the current Passat generation have also become increasingly more popular amongst buyers: Every seventh customer now opts for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV).


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) car sales are dropping, which means that automakers don’t need to sellΒ as many electric cars this year as previously expected to comply with EU emissions regulations. However, if the Volkswagen ID.3 gets delayed – because of software problems -, Volkswagen will have to compensate by increasing sales of the e-Golf and e-up to avoid fines.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.
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1 year ago

The lease deals on these cars are very enticing here in Germany.
In addition to the €6000 federal government incentive some individual states or Cities give additional incentives. NordRhein Westfalen/Heidelberg…and free parking in some cities too like Stuttgart.
If you have a second family car which needs maintenance soon there is a huge incentive there to ditch it and lease one of these and it will cost you considerably less while putting you in a brand new comfortable car.
These were nice cars with petrol engines. They’re now great cars with electric motors.

Pedro Lima
1 year ago
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Yes, the UpMiiGo electric triplets do offer good value for money. I’m curious what will be the price for its most direct alternative, the Renault Twingo ZE. If it’s not at least 3.000 euros cheaper, it’ll only sell decently in its domestic market France. Renault does offer some good deals from time to time.

Some people might be worried that UpMiiGo don’t have battery cooling, but it does offer the possibility to limit charging SOC via app, which greatly helps to decrease battery degradation.

I’m seriously considering getting one, I’m just waiting to know the price of the Renault Twingo ZE before deciding which one to get.