VW’s 20,000 euro EV in Polo-size will be an upgraded e-UP with bigger battery
According to an Inside EVs report, German automaker Volkswagen (VW) is planning to upgrade its small and affordable e-Up electric car. The e-Up upgrade being planned by the automaker will essentially underscore the launch of a new version of the car with a bigger battery.
Volkswagen’s plans to upgrade the e-Up were revealed by Matt Renna -- VP of Volkswagen North America -- during the course of a recent interaction with electric vehicle magazine Inside EVs.
Earlier, in November, Volkswagen has said that it was working on a Polo-size electric car priced at 20,000 euros. The disclosure by Renna has now elucidated that the electric car, which Volkswagen was hinting at, will be an upgraded e-Up which not utilise the automaker’s new MEB platform. Nonetheless, the vehicle will likely build the base for a whole range of affordably-priced electric vehicles (EVs).
Although the on-sale date of the upgraded e-Up has not been specified by Renna, a previous report from Inside EVs had projected that the affordable EV from Volkswagen will likely hit the market in the next decade.
The upgraded e-Up will stay slightly apart from Volkswagen’s push for electrification because it would not be based on the MEB platform. Moreover, just like the present e-Up, the upgraded version of the vehicle will also be available only in Europe.
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