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infrastructure must keep up with the ev revolution

THIS week’s Top Story details how Volkswagen is still fighting to develop a more affordable version of its ID. electric cars, starting with a small SUV that could cost as little as £17,000 before any discounts or the plug-in car grant. It’s unlikely to reach dealerships until the end of 2025. But even by then, will the UK be ready for it? Last week the Transport Select Committee warned MPs of the potential for ‘blackspots’ in more remote areas of the country, where drivers might struggle to find electricity to keep them on the move. The points made echoed those of Kia’s UK president Paul Philpott when he spoke to us recently. He described the situation as already being “critical” because the impending ban on the sale of combustion-engined cars is “only…

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vw plans new suv to kick-start big push into small evs

John_McIlroy@autovia.co.uk @johnmcilroy ● ID.2 SUV, due by 2025, to be followed by ID.1 supermini ● VW is aiming for starting price of around £17,000 VOLKSWAGEN is set to introduce smaller and cheaper all-electric ID. models with an ID.2 baby SUV followed by a supermini EV later, and the cars could well be manufactured by SEAT in Spain. VW has been working on a more affordable version of the all-electric MEB platform that underpins the likes of the ID.3 and Skoda Enyaq for over three years. The project, codenamed MEB Entry, is expected to spawn at least four new models in the middle of the decade for the German and Czech brands, along with SEAT. Following Volkswagen’s existing naming convention, the two badges at the bottom of the ID. line-up, ID.1 and ID.2, will be used for…

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driven hot new id.5 gtx is looking in very good shape

WE’VE already driven VW’s first performance-focused EV, the ID.4 GTX, and now we’ve had the chance to sample the swoopier ID.5 GTX coupé-SUV in prototype form – and it’s mostly great. The sporty ID.5 uses the same powertrain as the ID.4 GTX, which means up to 295bhp and four-wheel drive when needed, so 0-62mph should take an equally swift 6.2 seconds. The pair of electric motors are fed by a 77kWh battery for a claimed range of 308 miles. With an identical Vehicle Dynamics Manager, the ID.5 handles with the same reassuring road manners as the hot ID.4, which means there’s plenty of grip, direct steering and predictable handling. The GTX feels smaller than its size and weight would suggest. You lose a little headroom over the ID.4 in the rear, but thanks…

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covers come off vw’s sleek baby crossover

sean_carson@autovia.co.uk ● Coupé-SUV joins T-Cross, T-Roc ● Prices from about £20,000 “Taigo will be available with features usually found on larger, more premium models” VOLKSWAGEN has revealed its new Taigo SUV, a compact coupé-like crossover aimed at lifestyle buyers. Although full UK pricing hasn’t been confirmed, the new car will be positioned between the existing T-Cross and T-Roc SUVs on price, which means it could start from around £20,000 when it goes on sale in the UK towards the end of this year. The Taigo is based on VW’s South American-market Nivus SUV, but the brand has “technologically adapted the car for Europe”, equipping it with much more advanced kit and adding a Europe-only, sporty R-Line trim to the line-up. As a result – and depending on trim level – the Taigo will be available with…

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new bmw m2 squares up to the opposition

James_Brodie@autovia.co.uk @jimmybrods ● Unique look for flagship 2 Series Coupé, due late 2022 ● Power will come from straight-six seen in larger M3 ● Power in excess of 400bhp ● Wider track, stiffer suspension ENGINEERS at BMW’s M division are working on a new model that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser with the brand’s traditional customer base: a second-generation M2 compact performance coupé, which will make its debut in 2022 before going on sale in early 2023. In 2018 BMW M labelled the M2 as its “strongest growth driver”, and it’s a key model in bringing new customers to the M brand. This model will look to take advantage of the latest 2 Series coupé’s platform, which is derived from the most recent 3 and 4 Series. Power will be provided by BMW M’s latest 3.0-litre turbocharged…

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c-class names its price

MERCEDES’ new C-Class is on sale in the UK, with prices starting from £38,785 for the Saloon and £40,420 for the Estate. The UK line-up kicks off with the 201bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder C 200 Sport, while AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and top-spec AMG Line Premium Plus trims are also on offer. The saloon-only C 300 petrol starts from £43,500 in AMG Line trim, while diesels cost from £40,785 for the C 220 d (expected to be the best-seller in the range) in Sport trim. The C 300 d starts from £45,925 in AMG Line spec. Every engine features 48V mild-hybrid tech, which adds 20bhp.…