Autocar UK ::
The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will gain a new lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery in Europe that, Ford says, will help to make its EVs more “affordable and accessible” to customers.
Planned to be sold alongside the existing Mach-E both in the UK and on the continent, which features a nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) battery set-up, the models equipped with an LFP battery will last longer, benefit from lower costs and charge faster, Ford says.
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Nothing is official at this stage, but Autocar UK sources have confirmed that the VW ID 2 will be the first Volkswagen based on the MEB-Plus platform – an updated version of today’s widely used MEB electric car structure that features new lithium iron phosphate (LFP) prismatic battery cells and charging speeds of up to 200kW.
Wards Auto is reporting that Volkswagen radically altered its plans for the upcoming VW ID.2, providing the entry-level electric model with a completely new exterior and interior design that is tentatively scheduled to be previewed on a concept car in March. Set to go on sale in selected global markets in 2025 at a targeted price of US$24,000, the compact 5-seater will receive VW’s iconic Golf name, according to insiders at the automaker’s Wolfsburg headquarters in Germany.
Source :: Autocar UK
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