In July 2010 VW announced the production version of the e-up! electric car, with sales scheduled to begin in 2013, and was subsequently unveiled at the September 2013 International Motor Show Germany.
The production version has an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery able to deliver 160 km (99 miles) on the NEDC cycle, can accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 12.4 seconds and has a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). The E-up can be charged with 2.3 kW plugged into any standard 230 V socket, with 3.6 kW via a home-installed wall box or with up to 40 kW plugged into a DC fast-charging station via the optional Combined Charging System (CCS), which allows the battery to charge up to 80% in under 30 minutes. The production version has the same dimensions as the 5 door petrol model with seating for four.
Retail deliveries began in Germany in October 2013, followed shortly after by Denmark, Sweden, France, Norway, and the Netherlands, and the UK at the end of January 2014. Pricing in Germany starts at È26,900 (~US$34,500), about È10,000 (~US$12,800) more expensive than the conventional sibling.
A total of 1,465 E-Up cars were sold in Europe during 2013. An additional 398 units were sold in January 2014 for cumulative sales in the region of 1,863 units. The market leader is Norway, with 921 units registered through February 2014, followed by the Netherlands with 588 units sold through December 2013. Sales totaled 81 units in France through February 2014, and a total of 40 e-Up! cars were sold in Sweden through December 2013. As of December 2015, there have been 5,056 E-ups sold in Norway alone.