Volkswagen e-up! to start at under EUR26,900 image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced some pricing details of the e-up!, which will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

According to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen e-up!, in its final production version, will be 2,5 times more expensive than the regular variant, which will bring the small “green” vehicle to just under 26,900 euros (23,150 GBP / 34,525 USD). The model will be more expensive than the Nissan Leaf, which costs from 23,790 EUR (20,515 GBP / 30,520 USD) with a leased battery.

“The entry-level price of the e-up! in Germany as an already well-equipped base model inclusive of battery is €26,900. This autumn at the IAA (International Motor Show) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen will announce further details on how the vehicle is to be marketed, including, for example, leasing and flexible car hire packages”, as the carmaker said in its official press release.

Power to the Volkswagen e-up! will be provided by an electric motor, generating 82 HP (60 kW) and 210 Nm of torque (155 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration will be over in 12.4 seconds and top speed will stand at 130 km/h (81 mph). The total range of the car will stand at 160 km (100 miles). Additional details on the model will be announced during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September.