Is the Volkswagen E-Up the Future of Electric Cars?
Consumers surely remember the days of seeing pictures off all the funny looking electric cars. They looked like something out of the Jetson’s and were hardly something any of us would be caught dead in. Say goodbye to those old stereo types because the Volkswagon E-Up is raising the bar in electric car technology.
While there are some hybrid cars out there that have some punch to them, many of the pure electric cars perform more like golf carts than they do automobiles. VW has gotten very aggressive in this area and the new Volkswagen E-Up, scheduled to release in 2013, will give any car a run for their money on the open highway. With a top speed of 84MPH and a range of about 80 miles, the future of electric cars is looking pretty sexy.
Another knock that many of the electric cars have is that there is no room. This is where the Volkswagen E-Up separates itself from just about every other electric car on the market. In all, three adults and one child can fit into this car very comfortably. If there are no passengers, the load space is almost quadrupled, so those big trips to the supermarket should not be a worry. There will be more than enough space to fit everything into the Volkswagen E-Up.
While the Volkswagen E-Up may be short of a muscle car, it is great to see the advancements in speed and size that VW was able to build into their new machine. While the green enthusiasts of the world are going to very excited about this car, there is also reason to believe that the younger crowd will be just as attracted to it. Each year seems like we get closer and closer to removing the carbon footprint from our modern conveniences with green alternatives that do not compromise anything but pollution and the wasting of our natural resources.