Best cars & vans

Volkswagen e-up! - best tax-free cars

Volkswagen e-up!

Our pick: e-up!CO2: 0g/kmList price: £20,105

Unlike its larger VW Golf brother, the e-up! hides the weight of its batteries well, so you get the same precise turn-in and fine body control as on the regular up!.

On the outside, too, the EV version looks similar, with aerodynamic alloys and subtle badging the only giveaways, maintaining the styling design of its sibling. The 90-mile range is likely to force you to stick to the city in the e-up!, but that’s where it’s most at home with a soft ride and great regenerative braking software. If you want a 1.0-litre petrol up! instead, you’ll have to pay £140 VED in year one, plus the annual rate.

The high price makes and limited range ensures that the e-up! sits quite low on this list of tax-free vehicles, but if you can get a good finance deal on one then there’s no reason it won’t be the ideal ride for you.

The UK's best tax-free cars

  1. 1. BMW i3
  2. 2. Nissan Leaf
  3. 3. Renault ZOE
  4. 4. Hyundai Ioniq
  5. 5. Volkswagen e-Golf
  6. 6. Volkswagen e-up!
  7. 7. Smart ForTwo electric
  8. 8. Mercedes B 250 e
  9. 9. Kia Soul EV
  10. 10. Nissan e-NV200

Recommended

Skoda Citigo-e iV vs Volkswagen e-up!
Skoda Citigo

Skoda Citigo-e iV vs Volkswagen e-up!

Skoda is returning to the city car class with the new all-electric Citigo-e. Is it a better buy than the similar Volkswagen e-up!?
25 Mar 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen e-up!: UK prices and specs
VW e-up - front
Volkswagen e-up

New 2020 Volkswagen e-up!: UK prices and specs

The updated all-electric Volkswagen e-up! city car is on sale now, with a claimed range of 159 miles and a starting price of £19,695
30 Jan 2020

Most Popular

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport adds more power and gets an aero overhaul
13 Oct 2020
New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review
Land Rover Discovery Sport

New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e plug-in hybrid promises 135mpg and an all-electric range of 38 miles, but does it deliver?
21 Oct 2020
Car exhaust smoke explained
British Steam Car
Tips & advice

Car exhaust smoke explained

Is your car suffering from a smoky exhaust? Our troubleshooting guide tells you the causes and what you need to do to fix it
22 Oct 2020