Mobility and sustainability are at the heart of the “Mille Miglia Green”. On the daily stages, each a maximum of 180 kilometres, the electric vehicles will prove their full capacity – including over some areas of demanding terrain. Volkswagen is sending the new e-up! to race the “Mille Miglia Green”. It was only presented to the public around a week ago, at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Its new battery system (now with 32.3 kWh, usable net capacity) extends this vehicle’s range to 260 kilometres. The consumption of the 61 kW / 83 PS e-up! is 12.7 kWh/100 km (in accordance with NEDC), meaning that this almost-silent city specialist is tailored to virtually any urban daily distance. Battery charging times are also short: it takes just 60 minutes to charge the battery to 80% of its capacity using DC (direct current) charging at 40 kW.
“Mille Miglia Green”: new e-up! starts at the first e-mobility edition of the famous contest
- Traditional event will take place in a climate-friendly version; only vehicles with alternative drive systems are permitted to participate
- All charged up: in Italy the new e-up! will prove its suitability for everyday use on the Brescia-Mailand-Lainate route
- A fascination with e-mobility, past and present: two electrified Beetle will also take part in a separate classic car classification
The Mille Miglia is without doubt one of the most legendary classic car rallies worldwide. The “Mille Miglia Green” is a completely new event that borrows the original idea of long-distance racing – but only electric and hybrid vehicles are permitted to compete. The first edition of the competition starts next weekend (27–29 September). Just like the traditional event for classic models, it starts in Brescia – and the new e-up! with increased range will be taking part, as well as two electrified e-Beetles.