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 Post subject: Green Car Reports drives, and loves!, the e-Up!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:49 pm 

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Green Car Reports went to Berlin, and drove 3 electric vehicles. Their favorite was the Volkswagen e-Up! electric city car.

They said it is "small, rollerskate-agile, and performs well enough that it would be our preferred vehicle in any crowded city."

Comparing it to the e-Golf, for those who live in parts of the world where they will have an option between either electric vehicle, the e-Up! has a smaller battery pack and a smaller engine, but because of it's decreased size and weight, handling and performance felt the same as in the electric Golf.

Along with the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, that makes three separate plug-in models--an impressive opening salvo from one of the three largest carmakers in the world.

And they're all good in their own way, although we look forward to driving a production Golf GTE, since the development prototype we drove was far from smooth in blending its various sources of power.

But the e-Golf and e-Up are both very good for first production electric cars. If Volkswagen is committed to marketing them aggressively at reasonable prices--and that's a big "if"--we think they should do well in their various markets.

Here are interesting images of the Volkswagen electric Up! in front of a US military plane (go figure).




This is the link to the full review ... dden-fruit

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