Comparison between:
- 2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé
- 2019 e.GO Life 40
- 2019 Volkswagen e-up!
- 2020 Renault Twingo Electric Zen

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé2019 e.GO Life 402019 Volkswagen e-up!2020 Renault Twingo Electric Zen
2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé2019 e.GO Life 402019 Volkswagen e-up!2020 Renault Twingo Electric Zen
Model alias---Twingo Z.E.
Model year2020201920192020
PriceGBP 21,195 (UK, Oct 2019)EUR 17,400 (EU, Jul 2019)EUR 23,570 (DE, Jul 2019)-

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsHigh-strength steelPlastic
High-strength steel
Exterior colorsWhite
Carmine Red
Gold Beige
Lime Green
Cool Silver
Lava Orange
Midnight Blue
Moon White
Titania Grey
Graphite Grey
Black Pearl
Pure White
Teal Blue
Honey Yellow Metallic
Tungsten Silver Metallic
White Silver Metallic
Crystal White
Quartz White
Yellow Mango
Red Flame
Blue Dragee
Green Pistachio
Lunar Gray
Black Star
Interior colorsBlack
BlackBlack and Grey-
Number of doors2245
Number of seats2444
Length106.1 in
2695 mm
131.8 in
3348 mm
141.7 in
3600 mm
142.3 in
3615 mm
Width65.5 in
1663 mm
68.8 in
1748 mm
64.8 in
1645 mm
64.8 in
1646 mm
Width with mirrors74.5 in
1893 mm
-75.2 in
1910 mm
Height61.2 in
1555 mm
62.2 in
1581 mm
58.7 in
1492 mm
60.7 in
1541 mm
Wheelbase73.7 in
1873 mm
86.6 in
2200 mm
95.2 in
2417 mm
98.1 in
2492 mm
Front track57.8 in
1469 mm
58.3 in
1480 mm
56.2 in
1428 mm
57.2 in
1452 mm
Rear track56.3 in
1430 mm
58.3 in
1480 mm
56.1 in
1424 mm
56.1 in
1425 mm
Clearance4.4 in
113 mm
-5.3 in
135 mm
Minimum clearance---6.7 in
170 mm
Front headroom--39.1 in
993 mm
35.7 in
908 mm
Rear headroom--37.3 in
947 mm
33.7 in
855 mm
Front shoulder room---52.0 in
1321 mm
Rear shoulder room---50.6 in
1284 mm
Front hip room--53.9 in
1369 mm
53.6 in
1362 mm
Rear hip room--54.6 in
1388 mm
52.2 in
1325 mm
Front legroom--39.7 in
1009 mm
Rear legroom--31.2 in
793 mm
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
140.0 l
4.94 ft3
0.14 m3
251.0 l
8.86 ft3
0.25 m3
240.0 l
8.48 ft3
0.24 m3
Maximum trunk volume350.0 l
12.36 ft3
0.35 m3
640.0 l
22.60 ft3
0.64 m3
923.0 l
32.60 ft3
0.92 m3
980.0 l
34.61 ft3
0.98 m3
Curb weight2392.02 lb
1085 kg
2579.41 lb
1170 kg
2709.48 lb
1229 kg
2597.05 lb
1178 kg
Payload496.04 lb
225 kg
947.99 lb
430 kg
663.59 lb
301 kg
771.62 lb
350 kg
GVWR2888.06 lb
1310 kg
3527.4 lb
1600 kg
3373.07 lb
1530 kg
3368.66 lb
1528 kg
Drag coefficient--0.308 Cd0.68 Cd
Additional information-Axle load distribution front / back (%) - 48 / 52Trunk volumes are measured according to the VDA standards.-

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Electric motor type--Permanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRearFrontFront
Voltage-230 V--
Power60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
40 kW
53.6 hp
54.4 ps
60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
Maximum power RPM--3000 - 12000 rpm3950 - 11450 rpm
Torque160 Nm
16.3 kgm
118.0 ft-lb
-210 Nm
21.4 kgm
154.9 ft-lb
160 Nm
16.3 kgm
118.0 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM---500 - 3590 rpm
Regenerative brakingYes-YesYes
Driving modes-Eco
Additional informationRadar-based recuperation-Four levels of regenerative braking - D1
D3 and B
D level means no regen is applied
Eco mode power - 50 kW
Eco mode torque - 167 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 133 Nm


Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed80.8 mph
130.0 km/h
76.4 mph
123.0 km/h
80.8 mph
130.0 km/h
83.9 mph
135.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h11.50 s-12.40 s12.60 s
Additional information-Acceleration 0-50 km/h - 4.7 secEco mode top speed - 115 km/h
Eco mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 15 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 98.8 mi / 159.0 km
Real range: 69.0 mi / 111.0 km
WLTP: 70.2 mi / 113.0 kmWLTP: 87.6 mi / 141.0 kmWLTP: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyWLTP, CMB: 17.6 kWh/100 kmWLTP, CMB: 15.5 kWh/100 kmWLTP, CMB: 15.5 kWh/100 kmWLTP, CMB: 16.3 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class--A-


Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle6.95 m
22.80 ft
9.8 m
32.15 ft
9.8 m
32.15 ft
8.6 m
28.22 ft
Lock-to-lock turns---3.93


Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)


Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Shock absorbers
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Double wishbone
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionSemi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
de Dion tube
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)-


Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsDiscsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDrumsDiscsDrumsDrums
Additional information---Ventilated disks front - 280 mm
Drums rear - 9 inches


Information about the rims available for this electric car.



Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

195/65R15 R
225/40R18 R
225/45R17 R
165/65R15 81T
185/60R15 84T


Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerDeutsche Accumotive-Panasonic-SanyoLG Chem
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity17.6 kWh17.5 kWh18.7 kWh22 kWh
Number of cells96-204-
Number of modules3-178
Voltage-281 V374 V400 V
Weight--507.06 lb
230 kg
363.76 lb
165 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle-Under the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulation--Water-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature-40 °C
-40 °F
Maximum ambient temperature50 °C
122 °F
Additional informationBeattery heater--Usable capacity - 21.3 kWh

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeWallbox, 4.6 kW
Wallbox, 22 kW
DC fast charging 50 kW, 50 kWHousehold charging, 2.3 kW
Wallbox, 3.6 kW
Wallbox, 7.2 kW
DC fast charging, 40 kW
Ac charging, 3.7 kW
AC charging, 7.4 kW
AC charging, 11 kW
AC charging, 22 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 4.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 22 kW
On-board charger, Type 2, 3.7 kW--

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeWallbox 22 kW, 0:48
Wallbox 4.6 kW, 3:50
DC fast charging 50 kW, 0:21
e.Go Wallbox, 4:44
DC fast charging, 0:28
Wallbox 7.2 kW, 2:36
Wallbox 3.6 kW, 5:12
Household charging, 8:08
22 kW AC charging, 1:00-1:03
11 kW AC charging, 2:00-2:10
7.4 kW AC charging, 2:58-4:00
3.7 kW AC charging, 5:57-8:00

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresCentre console with drawer and double cup holder at front (S)
Gearshift lever knob in leather (chrome) (S)
Lockable glove compartment (S)
Storage compartment in doors, front (S)
Storage compartment in tailgate (S)
3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel in leather (S)
Acoustic presence indicator at speeds below 17 mph (S)
Active Brake Assist (S)
Anti-lock Braking System with electronic brake force distribution (S)
Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant (S)
Central locking with radio remote control, visual locking-verification signal (S)
Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights (S)
Crosswind Assist (S)
Cruise control with limiter (S)
Electronic Stability Programme (S)
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Knee airbag for the driver (S)
Lane Keeping Assist with acoustic and visual warning (S)
Seat belt reminder warning (S)
Three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters (S)
Tridion safety cell (S)
Two pelvis/thorax bags in the backrests of the seats (S)
Tyre pressure monitoring system (S)
Window airbags (S)
12 volt socket with cover (S)
7-inch multi-touch infotainment display (O)
Dashboard Instrument panel (S)
Digital Radio (S)
Instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch TFT colour display (S)
MirrorLink (O)
smart Media-System (O)
Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning (S)
Pre-entry climate control (S)
Front passenger seat with through-loading function (fully folding backrest) (S)
Heated seats (O)
Heated multi-function steering wheel (O)
Height-adjustable steering column (O)
Comfort windscreen wipers with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function (S)
Driver's door mirrors electrically adjustable and heated (S)
Electric windows with convenience feature and obstruction sensor (S)
Heated rear window (S)
Painted door handles (body colour) (S)
Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/washfunction (S)
Solid roof with fabric lining in black (S)
Sun visors for driver and front passenger with vanity mirrors (S)
H4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights (S)
Headlamp range adjustment, manual (S)
Reading light for driver and front passenger (S)
Third brake light featuring LED technology (S)
Fabric (S)
Leather (O)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with built-in brake assist (S)
Driver and passenger airbags (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Front and rear parking assistance (O)
Hill start assist (S)
Hydraulic braking assistance (S)
ISOFIX child seat attachment for front passenger seat and rear seats (S)
Side airbags (S)
Tyre repair kit, first-aid kit, safety vest, warning triangle (O)
12V power outlet (S)
6.75-inch touch-screen (S)
Built in FM radio, Apple Carplay, Android Auto (S)
e.GO Infotainment system (O)
Smartphone holder with USB port (S)
4 x speakers
Air-conditioning (O)
Electric heater (O)
Manually adjustable seats for driver and front passenger (S)
Reversible rear seats (O)
Seat heating for driver and front passenger (S)
Electric windows (O)
Heated windscreen and rear window heating (S)
Windscreen wipers with built-in rain sensor (S)
Heated side mirrors (S)
Fog lights (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED headlights (S)
Cloth (S)
City emergency braking (S)
Combined front and side curtain airbags (S)
Cruise control (S)
Eectronic stability control (S)
Front airbag for driver and front passenger (S)
Front airbags for driver and passenger (S)
Immobilizer (S)
ParkPilot (O)
Rear parking sensors (S)
Rearview camera (O)
Side airbags for driver and front passenger (S)
Tire pressure monitor (S)
5-inch touchscreen (S)
maps+more system with navigation, Bluetooth, multimedia (S)
RCD 215 radio, CD and MP3 player (S)
6 x speakers (S)
Volkswagen Car-Net with a 3-year subscription (S)
Climatronic (S)
Asymmetrically folding 2-seat rear bench (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Height-adjustable driving seat (S)
3-spoke leather steering wheel (S)
Power windows for driver and front passenger (S)
Tinted rear windows (S)
Heated side mirrors (S)
Power-adjustable side mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
Cloth (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-Based on Volkswagen's MEB platform.Volkswagen e-Up! gets minor improvements in features and remains largely unchanged for the following 2018 and 2019 model years with updated (WLTP) efficiency and range in 2019.-
 2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé2019 e.GO Life 402019 Volkswagen e-up!2020 Renault Twingo Electric Zen