Trouble is, because the battery pack on earlier e-Ups is so small, the range is only really 66 miles, which limits it to those who mostly do urban driving and have easy access to a charge point.

Still, if you regularly commute into central London, not needing to pay the congestion charge or ULEZ is useful. A 7kWh charger will refill your e-Up in about six hours, while the rapid-charging facility means you can be back in action in 30 minutes.

A 2019 facelift brought a 37kWh battery, good for a claimed range of 161 miles. At the same time, it was announced that the Up’s siblings, the Seat Mii and the Skoda Citigo, would only henceforth be available from new as fully electric cars.

We found: 2015 e-Up, 20,000 miles, £11,000


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