VW had for the e-up! Due to high demand, an order freeze was imposed at the end of 2020. Since February, the up! based on small electric cars available again. According to one report, the popular Stromer could soon run out of stock again.
Launched in 2013, the e-up! with seating for four people it had become a bestseller in recent years after the price was reduced and the range increased. Due to the great interest, the delivery times increased up to 16 months. Therefore, VW temporarily removed the model from the program to reduce the order backlog. Order acceptance, which started up again just two months ago, is now apparently causing bottlenecks again.
At early car dealerships, VW’s electric entry-level model is already sold out, reports the car week. According to information from the industry newspaper, the first distributors had to fire potential customers again. Other dealers only have preconfigured models. These are not series vehicles, but new vehicles planned for production, but it is no longer possible to add extras here.
“The demand for the e-up! it’s very good,” a VW spokesman said when asked. car week. “Retailers were stocking up very quickly.” For individual retailers, e-up! with the configuration specified by VW it may already be out of stock. According to the report, the background is the allocation of a fixed fee to each dealer, with which VW wants to avoid delivery times of more than a year as before.
The e-up is sold out! not yet, VW explained. However, the remaining vehicles can no longer be assembled according to one’s wishes. However, the e-mobile is now already equipped with previously optional functions: the e-up! Since this year’s restart, there is only the “Style Plus” version with extended equipment from 26,895 euros. In 2020, the basic model with fewer features was available from 21,975 euros.
That the e-up! even though the higher price still attracts many customers, it’s probably due to the “environmental bonus” of the electric car purchase premium that is still available for the model and is financed by the federal government and the industry: VW grants 3,000 euros as a net discount, 6,000 euros are transferred by the state after the approval of the vehicle at the end of this year. The bottom line is that the e-up! less than 20,000 euros, which is a good price for an electric car with a range of 258 kilometers suitable for daily use according to WLTP. VW’s battery-powered compact car ID.3 currently costs at least 36,960 euros.