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Volkswagen E-UP! Electric Car Coming to U.S. in 2013

VW E-UP concept

In brief: First introduced as a concept last year, the E-UP! electric mini car will be coming to America in 2013.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: E-UP!
Manufacturer: Volkswagen

The word

Volkswagen E-UP! concept

The Jetta Hybrid will come to North America in 2012 followed by an all-electric cousin in 2013, the E-UP! mini.

Gasoline and diesel versions of the E-UP! will debut in Europe next year, but won't likely come to the U.S. The all-electric version, however, will be coming.

The car will have a range of about 80 miles per charge, but it won't be a speed demon (0-62mph in 11+ seconds). It will be marketed as an urban commuter.

One selling point for the car is that it can recharge from standard household 110V in only 5 hours and to 80% in less than an hour.

And so ...

Electric Golf Hatchback trial cars will probably act as the proving ground for the E-UP's drive train and those Golfs will begin appearing next year.

Photo credits: VW

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