Harry Leahey

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German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled a concept version of a new electric car, the ID.2all, which it claims will cost less than £22,000 when it is launched in Europe in 2025. 


The ID.2all will also be the first car to adopt the modified MEB Entry platform, which has been designed for lower-priced vehicles from the Volkswagen Group. This is said to make it  234 millimetres (9.2 inches) shorter than the current Golf hatch. 


VW’s latest concept comes equipped with a front-mounted motor which can provide up to 220 bhp, enabling a 0 to 62 mph time in less than 7 seconds - comparable to a VW Golf GTI. 


The car’s battery capacity comes in two sizes: 38 and 56kWh, with the larger option expected to deliver a range of up to 280 miles on the WLTP test cycle. 


It can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 20 minutes using DC fast-charging stations, though the car can also be replenished at up to 11 kW at home or at public AC charging points.


The ID. 2all's styling features include a front face highlighted by a full-width LED light bar, bulging wheel arches housing 20-inch wheels, hidden rear door handles, and a fresh C-pillar design reminiscent of the original Golf.


Inside, the car boasts two rectangular displays - a 12.9-inch central touchscreen, and a 10.9-inch digital cockpit, plus a large panoramic sunroof.


Physical controls are also not completely absent in the ID. 2all, as there is a thumbwheel on the central panel that can be used to navigate the car’s infotainment system, while illuminated buttons to operate the air conditioning can be found on the dash. 


The ID.2all may be the cheapest all-electric model from VW for now, but the firm plans to go a step further with an even cheaper EV. It will be badged the ID1 and priced from £17,000, though this car isn't expected to arrive in showrooms until 2027. 

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Harry Leahey 16/03/23