I like the e-up. I don't like a pile of self-conflicting information VW have given it in various briefs, but trying to find my way past all that I think it has some reasonable range figures for the battery size and could suit my needs.
Anyhow, I've looked into various forums and watched several youtube reviews, and people have good things to say but it always comes behind any other options, mainly because of the price. Some VW honcho has already made an ill-advised comment that it won't sell very well. So if VW say it themselves ....
One thing I much prefer about it over Nissan/Renault is that they appear to use Li-Ni-Co-Mn batteries, which are much better lived. I haven't seen that stated explicitly, but it comes up in some literature they have on the recycling of the battery.
Not as good as Li-titanate, I would happily pay extra for that, and behind, but not too far off ,the NiAl tech of Tesla (but 'safer'). In fact, VW put an 8 year warranty on their battery, though they only appear to give the rest of the car a 3 year warranty when every other EV drivetrain I know of gets at least a 5 year cover.
Seems like a neat compact car, and I have been in the skoda citigo and I like that car, a very 'honest' solid thing.
Why am I thinking about it? Well, so far, reports are less enthusiastic towards it than even those of the Fluence, even on the 'Up' forum they don't seem to regard it as creditable. It's only got a 3kW charger (but has a DC rapid charge facility). They are already up on autotrader with £5k discount. And I have found out that VW UK has committed to an order of 250 this year, which means they'll have about 240 unsold by the end of the year!!!
It's gonna be like the Fluence all over again!!
RCI can offer me my Fluence back at a nice price and I'd happily keep it, or otherwise I'll be walking and I think I'll keep an eye on this Aye-Up instead!
Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?