Skoda announces Electric Vehicle strategy. The Volkswagen company, headquartered in the Czech Republic, will release its electromobility strategy, called the Vision E Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show in April 2017. Skoda is the last if the Volkswagen Group of companies to unveil its electric vehicle strategy. The company benefits from research and development of the Volkswagen Group and will build its electric vehicles on the German automakers MEB Platform.
Skoda’s strategy will kick-off with a plug-in hybrid vehicle in 2019, the ŠKODA SUPERB PHEV. The company will produce five fully electric vehicles by 2025. The Skoda Vision E will include self-driving technology and be classified as a Level 3 Autonomous vehicle, inline with the company’s expectation that 15% of all vehicle to be self-driving by 2030.
The specifications for the Vision E Concept, a five-door SUV are as follows:
- An electric range of 500km / 312 miles;
- Level 3 self-driving capability;
- 4,645mm long,
- 1,917mm wide,
- 1,550mm tall
- System Output 0f 225kW
- Top Speed of 180km/h / 112mph
- Two electric engines, four wheel drive.
The new strategy is a deviation from the strategy announced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, named the Vision S. The Vision S was based on a PHEV version of the SKODA KODIAQ, a six-passenger SUV with the full-electric version expected in 2020.