VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2016 - 2019
This car is not available in the US, but you can still compare it with other cars
In 2021 this car was replaced by: VW e-Up! 36.8 kWh


18.7 kWh e-Up!

VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh

Technical Specifications of VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2016 - 2019
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place.
Current Status
Announced (planned), Pre-order (reservations open), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Hatchback VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh

Range and Efficiency

Range EPA
Estimated range on a full battery according to official EPA ratings (USA)
No Data
Range WLTP
Range according to WLTP ratings.
TEL: car in its lightest configuration.
TEH: car in its heaviest configuration.
83 mi No Data
Energy consumption per distance driven. Lower figures indicate better efficiency.
kWh/100 mi
22.2 kWh 222 Wh

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
18.7 kWh 16 kWh
Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
3.7 kW 37 kW
Charge Port
The car's charge port type. It affects charging speed and station compatibility.
CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port


Drive Type
Which wheels are powered (all, rear, or front) by the electric motor(s)
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
60 kW (80 hp) 155 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
12 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
81 mph
0.00 s
00 mph


Car's body length (front to back bumper)
139.4 in
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
64.8 in 64.8 in
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
58.6 in
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
95.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
2676 lb
Cargo Volume
Trunk: cargo capacity (rear seats up).
Max: cargo capacity (rear seats folded).
Frunk: cargo capacity in the front hood.
8.8 ft3 32.6 ft3 No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh

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Charging VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh

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Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh

The VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh is an all-electric front-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2016. Volkswagen stopped making the 18.7 kWh in 2019 and replaced it with the VW e-Up! 36.8 kWh. The car is not available on the US market.

The VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh has a 18.7 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 72 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 22.2 kWh per 100 miles (or 222 Wh/mile) — ranked №630 out of 647 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 12 seconds (placing it at №591 among 647 electric vehicles) and attains a maximum speed of 81 mph.

Its powertrain provides a power output of up to 60 kW (80 hp) and a torque of 155 lb-ft.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

Real-world range of the VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh is 65–79 miles (ranked №630 out of 647 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh in the USA is equipped with a CCS Type 1 charging port. You can charge it conveniently at home using a standard outlet, or utilize any public AC charging station with the appropriate cable. However, the car's built-in charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging speed to 3.7 kW, which translates to roughly 15 miles of range added per hour.

For faster charging, use DC fast-charging stations. The VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh supports a maximum DC charging rate of 37 kW, but it's important to note that battery temperature and current charge level can affect the actual charging speed you'll experience.

To estimate charging time, rate, and cost, you can use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh comes in the following dimensions:

  • Length: 139.4 in
  • Width: 64.8 in (including side mirrors) or 64.8 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 58.6 in
  • Wheelbase: 95.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 2676 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

The rear cargo area of the VW e-Up! 18.7 kWh provides 8.8 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №564 out of 647 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of 32.6 cubic feet (ranked №564 out of 647 electric vehicles).

The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.




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