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Round-Up: Citigo EV prices, VW ID estate concept, New FTA policy manager

Electric Skoda Citigo priced from £20,455

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Skoda has confirmed its all-electric Citigo Iv model is priced from £20,455 before the Government’s £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant is applied.

It is powered by a 36.8‑kWh lithium-ion battery which enables a range of up to 170 miles on the WLTP cycle and order books open on 10 December.

Two trim levels – SE and SE L – are offered. As standard, the vehicle is equipped with with climate control air conditioning, a three spoke leather steering wheel and handbrake lever, plus Swing DAB radio and remote central locking, while the higher-tier trim level adds additional equipment including 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, comfort pack (heated front seats and rear parking sensors) and body coloured door mirrors and handles. The SE L model also comes with CCS charging capability that allows for rapid charging via 40kW charging stations.

VW ID estate concept

ID concept estate

Volkswagen has revealed its latest concept car of its ID ‘family’ of electric vehicles.

Called the Space Vizzion, the concept car is based on the modular electric drive matrix structure and has a 82 kWh battery capacity which allows it cover distances of up 300 miles.

“The new ID Space Vizzon brings unrivalled flexibility, uncompromising quality and German design to a new era of mobility,” said Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen design.

New FTA policy manager

New FTA policy manager

The Freight Transport Association has appointed Zoe McLernon as its new multimodal policy manager, a newly created role to “strengthen FTA’s position as the only business organisation representing all aspects of the UK logistics sector.”

She will join FTA’s 17-strong policy team to speak on behalf of its multimodal members to stakeholders and the Government “to ensure their interests are represented and their views heard and acted upon,” it said.

“With multimodal operations growing in size and prominence, I am thrilled to be at the forefront of this exciting and complex area. And with FTA’s reputation as the most influential business organisation in the logistics sector, I am confident that, in partnership with the wider policy team, we can deliver real change for our members,” she said.