The Volkswagen e-Up! Is a worthy contender in the electric supermini market. It has some tough competition from the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and its larger rivals, the Renault Zoe and BMW i3. The Renault Zoe and BMW i3 are well-known names in the EV industry but the Volkswagen has always flown somewhat under the radar. There are only 171 VW e-Ups in the entire UK!