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ŠKODA Switches on to Electromobility with the Vision E Concept

Set to be Unveiled at this year's Shanghai Motor Show 19th - 28th April

  

ŠKODA have promised an electrifying appearance at this year's Shanghai Motor Show as ŠKODA plans to unveil its Vision E concept. A five-door SUV Coupe which can travel up to 500km (310 miles) purely on electric power and meets level three requirements for autonomous driving, which means it can:

  • Operate independately in traffic jams
  • Go into autopilot on motorways
  • Stay in lane and swerve
  • Carry out overtaking manoeuvres
  • Independently search for free parking spaces
  • Park and leave parking spaces alone

At 4,645mm long (only 52mm shorter than the All-New Kodiaq), 1,917mm wide and 1,550mm tall, the Vision E has great road presence. Its 2,850mm wheelbase with short overhangs at the front and rear allow for an extremely spacious interior.

The Vision E boasts 225KW of all-electric power, using powerful lithium-ion batteries and optimal recuperation allow for it to last extensive distances on one charge. The electric engine provides instant acceleration to a top speed of 180 kph (112 mph) and uses two electric motors which drive all four wheels.

As well as being the very first all-electric concept study for ŠKODA, the Vision E also offers an outlook on ŠKODA's approach to autonomous driving. According to latest surveys, around 15 percent of all new cars could be driving completely autonomously by 2030, but the Vision E is a prime example of a car which is bridging the gap, with it's sophisticated array of sensors with different ranges and numerous cameras constantly monitor the traffic situation to fulfil the criteria of level three standard.

The electrification of ŠKODA's model range will begin as early as 2019 with the launch of a plug-in hybrid Superb. ŠKODA's first purely electric production model will be released shortly afterwards in 2020. The Vision E heralds a new step for ŠKODA, which will offer five all-electric models across the various segments by 2025.

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