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Future electric cars: The battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Pocket-lint Logo By Pocket-lint of Pocket-lint | Slide 1 of 24: The ID Concept is one of three ID electric vehicles planned by Volkswagen, to be released from 2020. The Concept is the smallest of the three, but is still a full-size 5-door car.It will eventually, in 2025, have an autonomous driving mode that will see the steering wheel retract into the dashboard at the touch of a button. The ID Concept will have a driving range of between 249 and 373 miles from a single charge, and the battery can be topped up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes with DC fast charging. The electric motor itself produces 168bhp.Because there's no need for space to be taken up by a large engine, VW has managed to give the ID Concept a similar amount of interior space as the Passat, but in a car that's roughly the same size as a Golf. There's no official world on pricing just yet, but VW says it will be offered at "an attractive price", when it does go on sale. Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with a growing number of all-electric models being available to buy right now. The electric effect is now in full force, with established brands committing offering a wider range of pure electric cars in the future. Prices are falling, models are diversifying and it's all going hand-in-hand with increased investment and roll-out of charging networks. But what electric cars are coming? Let us give you a closer look at what you can expect to see in showrooms and hitting the roads in the next few years.

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