We Will Show You How to Charge Your Volkswagen e-up! Easily and Flexibly Using Your Own At-Home Wall Box or at Public Charging Stations.

Charging Your Volkswagen e-up! at Home

Charge at Home with 3.6 kW and Reach Full Charge in 5.5 hours

The Volkswagen e-up! can be charged with a capacity of up to 3.6 kW using the at-home wall box. With a battery capacity of 18.7 kWh, you will reach full electric range in around 5.5 hours. Depending on how you drive, the time of year, and an electric top speed of up to 130 km/h, you can drive around 160 km using electric power. Charging is performed using a type 2 plug and can be done via a mode 2 charging cable connected to an individually fused domestic socket with 2.3 kW. For safety reasons, you should avoid doing this in the long term. Your socket will be under full strain for 8.5 hours when charging from the domestic socket. Using the wall box, you can charge your Volkswagen e-up! not only safely but also for 3 hours faster as with a regular domestic socket.

What Do I Need a Wall Box for?

With a wall box for your Volkswagen e-up!, you can charge your car not only quickly and efficiently (saving up to 3 hours of time with a 3.6 kW charging station) but also safely and intelligently. Read our blog entry on ‘Why do I actually need a charging station?’ to find out what risks are posed by charging from a domestic socket and what advantages charging your Volkswagen e-up! via a wall box can have for you. We also compiled an overview of what you need to be aware of for the safe installation of a charging station.

Charging Your Volkswagen e-up! When Out and About

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Flexible charging anywhere at any CEE industrial or domestic socket

With a mobile charging station and the matching adapters you can charge everywhere with a charging power of 2.3 kW at a domestic power socket, and up to a charging power of 22 kW at a 32 A CEE industrial socket. With a mobile charging station you are less dependent on public charging stations, which makes mobile charging stations the perfect companion on the road.

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Public Charging Stations with Type 2 Socket or CCS Charging Cable

The Volkswagen e-up! can be charged at all public charging stations with a mode 3 type 2 charging cable. With the basic package the charging power is up to 3.6 kW (AC) while with the special CCS (Combined Charging System) charging equipment, the Volkswagen e-up! can also be charged using direct current at all charging stations with a CCS connection. In this case, the Volkswagen e-up! is charged with a charging power of up to 50 kW and is 80% full after 30 minutes. At the moment, it is still a problem that most charging station providers won’t let you charge at their facilities without registering in advance. Charging in public must therefore be planned properly.

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Technical Data for the Volkswagen e-up!

Technical data¹ and charging times (as of July 2015)
Battery capacity:18.7 kWh
Energy usage²:11.7 kWh/100km
Range (NEDC):160 km
Top speed:130 km/h
Socket type:type 2
Charging with an on-board charger:3.6 kW (16 A, AC) und 50 kW (DC)
Charging time using standard domestic socket⁴ (2.3 kW):8.5 hours
Charging time with 3.6 kW wall box:5.5 hours
Range after one hour of charging via 3.6 kW wall box⁴:30 km
Charging power of the Volkswagen e-up! depending on vehicle specifications¹
Basic package:2.3 kW with standard charging cable (AC)
3.6 kW via the at-home wall box (AC)
Special CCS charging socket equipment:2.3 kW with standard charging cable³ (AC)
3.6 kW via the at-home wall box (AC)
50 kW at public charging stations (DC)
¹ Source: Volkswagen AG
² Energy consumption based on ECE R101 energy consumption test (combined)
³ Approximate NEDC distance, in accordance with regulation ECE101)
⁴ Charging times are rounded reference values based on the assumption that the charging is not performed in a linear fashion



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