the Extra Leaf Cars was invited to Valencia by Volkswagen Denmark.
: In the Spanish city of Valencia, the sun is shining from a cloudless sky this morning.
in Front of the airport holding a number of it, as Volkswagen calls for ‘an introduction to the future of mobility’. They are blue, yellow, red, grey, and called the VW e-Up.
Actually, there has been an electrical Up on the market in a longer period of time, so on the way, the model is not a novelty.
Volkswagen has given the electric mikrobil a major update, which among other things means a significantly longer range.
the Range on the old e-Up was of 160 km for the optimistic method of measurement, and on the new model, the scope turned up to 260 km measured by the WLTP why it is more realistic to be able to achieve it in the real world.
New battery cells with a significantly higher energy density has increased energikapaciteten in the battery in the bottom of the car from 18,7 to 32.3 kWh, and it is the development, which has led to the longer range.
The expected consumption is 12.7 kWh/100 km. The charging time from 0-80 percent on a 40 kW-lynlader is about an hour. You should let up by 7.2 kW, it takes a little over five hours to charge from 0 to 100 percent power.
the Future is very much electric at the Volkswagen. Photo: Niels Friis
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its base at Valencia airport and the winds then through formiddagstrafikken in Valencia, far out in the country among large orange groves and finally a trip on the highway, where the e-Up can be allowed to stretch your legs. In other words: A mixed game.
In the mix between stop-and-go traffic in the city, in a quiet drive in the country and a reasonable cruise on the highway, the new e-Up no problem to live up to the promised range. Enough is the temperature at 15 degrees is also advantageous, but it managed nevertheless to get potentially several miles out of the e-Up's than the 260, it is abandoned to the.
however, Let us be honest – the e-Up is not for you, which often runs on the highway. There are several explanations. First of all, it is basically not really suitable for it, for increased the top speed is limited to 130 km/h, so the battery will quickly run out on the highway. Moreover, one can well notice the several hundred kilogram heavy battery in the bottom of the car when turning in faster curves. Here feels like the e-Up at stamford bridge.
Okay, so we need to the city to find e-Ups of the natural habitat. It makes such a set does not matter, for here are micro-electric car well.
As it is with mikrobiler, so ensure the minimal outer dimensions, that even the narrower streets in Valencia does not really constitute a challenge for the track behind the wheel of the car.
add to that the e-Up thanks to a torque of 212 Nm is quick when accelerating between traffic lights, and then we have a rap small city car, that is even good for the climate. Automatgearet do, that it requires many spurts alike to operate the car in the city.
VW is similar to itself on the internal lines. Photo credit: Volkswagen
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and neither does the e-Up can completely disguise the fact that the fundamental is an older construction.
Particularly critical is it in relation to the vehicle's safety equipment, where Volkswagen somewhat surprisingly, has opted to remove the emergency brake on the Up-model to a lot of criticism from, among others FDM. Up and its siblings was otherwise in his time with the to make the emergency brake to the standard equipment in inexpensive cars, but now have VW, Skoda and Seat-completely removed the secondary from the models.
in Addition, the aged among other things is also reflected by the car's somewhat old-fashioned infotainment system.
the VW e-Up belongs in the city, where the electric car is a good bet for commuters. It is quick and fit, but consider the dog to look at its sibling, the electric Seat Mii and the electric Skoda Citigo. The discontinuation of the emergency brake may be said to be a gaffe.
Lack of nødbremseGammeldags infotainment
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--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Up and the lack of emergency brake
It met a lot of criticism from the FDM, since the VW Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii at the end of 2019, was retested by the european bilsikkerhedsorganisation Euro NCAP. For the automatic emergency brake has been spared on all three models.
it sounded from the FDM, since the test result came out, and even if FDM will not directly advise against danes to buy the cars, they will conversely also do not recommend it.
to Ekstra Bladet stated Volkswagen Denmark on behalf of VW, Skoda and Seat cars ’has good passenger protection, Lane Assist, and seat-belt reminders on the rear seats, which overall makes it one of the safest cars in its class.’
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--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Volkswagen's electric visions
car giant VW denotes even e-Up as a introduktionsmodel to the future of mobility. It may sound a little nerdy, but covers the basics of the VW due to, among other things tighten rules from the european UNION is moving towards a more and more electric vehicle fleet.
So will the VW over the next five years to invest heavily in their new branch of electric cars called ID.
VW's goal that by 2025, would have produced one million electric cars, but now expect the group to achieve the goals already in 2023, and VW will in 2025 have built 1.5 million cars.
Volkswagen Group will invest a total of eur 33 billion, equivalent to about 246 billion dollars in these efforts.
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