Volkswagen has reduced the price of its e-Up electric city car by £2,935, and added more standard equipment. The e-Up now costs £23,115 without the plug-in electric car grant – a saving of roughly 12 percent.
After the grant, the e-Up now falls below the £20,000 mark, at £19,615.
To make this entry-level EV more enticing, many items that were previously extra-cost options are now included. Height adjustment for the driver’s seat may not sound like a massive luxury, but it’s now standard. A more stylish seat trim in the cabin is probably a bit more like it, while a reversing camera is genuinely useful for tight urban spaces.
All told, with the value of the extras added, the e-Up buyer is saving £3,250 compared with before. This effectively prices the e-Up much closer to EV rivals like the Smart Fortwo EQ.