After an introducion at last year's Frankfurt Auto Show, Volkswagen gave strong hints that their cute and modern E-Up! minicar would see production by 2013. There was no word on how much it would cost or where, exactly, it would be sold, but the reactions to the car were solid enough that it seemed like a sure thing. Later reports even seemed to indicate that the E-Up! was specifically tagged for the US market.
But recently it seemed that VW had killed off the idea of creating a niche market city EV in favor of producing and electric Golf in its stead. Well, fire up the rumormill again, it seems that Automobile Magazine has some sort of inside line into the workings of the VW EV program, and, although the combustion engined Up! won't be sold in the United States, the E-Up! will make it here by 2013.