VW’s ID6 will apparently travel up to 435 miles, courtesy of its 84kWh battery, when it launches in 2023. For me that’s Manchester and back on a single charge, with range to spare. Game on!

200kW charging means you can add 143 miles of range in just 10 minutes from a DC rapid charger.

The improvement in range is down to “improved lithium battery cell efficiency, a reduction in rolling resistance and new aerodynamic developments”. 84kWh is still a BIG battery though; 6.5 times bigger that the battery in a Passat GTE.

The new ID6 will be produced at Volkswagen’s Emden plant, which is where they make the Arteon. If it looks and drives anything like as good as an Arteon VW will have a winner, imho.