For ŠKODA, electric vehicles are more than just cars with an alternative power source. With the launch of the fully electric ŠKODA CITIGOe iV and the ŠKODA SUPERB iV plug-in hybrid, we begin a brand new chapter in our 125- year history, one which we hope will make eMobility universally accessible. By 2025, ŠKODA will offer five fully electric vehicles. Expect more fun, less emissions, more possibilities and less restrictions.
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Times are changing. It’s time for new technologies to serve mankind first and foremost, and that the days of mindless overconsumption are over. That it’s about time to refocus on the important things in life. It’s time for surprising, clever ideas that add a touch of magic to the everyday routine. It‘s time to act human in every possible way, and to put a little more fun into existence. Put simply, it’s time to RECHARGE LIFE. Are you with us?
Our entry into the eMobility era is a key pillar of our “GreenFuture” sustainability strategy. Under that strategy, we have set specific environmental targets for our products and vehicle production. One example is the 30% reduction in our fleet’s CO2 emissions between 2015 and 2025. The transformation from combustion engines to electric cars is an essential lever for this.
Over the next five years, we will be investing around two billion euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services such as car‑sharing platforms. By the end of 2022, we will have introduced more than ten electrified models, thus establishing the ŠKODA iV family. We are also comprehensively preparing our staff for the demands of eMobility, with more than 11,000 employees already trained in electric car production.
What would you call a vehicle that was strikingly intelligent, inspiring, individual and iconic? We thought long and hard about what to call our new range of epowered cars, and we decided that “iV” fitted the bill just right. Featuring a timeless design, unmatched spaciousness and sophisticated Simply Clever solutions, the ŠKODA iV range perfectly exemplifies how we will move you into the future: with intelligence, efficiency and fun.
The ŠKODA CITIGOe iV is ŠKODA’s first all-electric production vehicle and features an electric motor with a power output of 61 kW. The 36.8‑kWh lithium‑ion battery allows for a range of up to 265 km. When the power runs out, the battery can be recharged to 80 per cent in 1 hour. Zero‑emission and nimble, the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV is a perfect vehicle for modern cities.
The SUPERB iV is ŠKODA’s first production plug-in hybrid model. By combining an efficient petrol engine with an electric motor, it offers particularly eco-friendly mobility without compromising on performance. The flagship model delivers system power of up to 160 kW. The car’s CO2 emissions are less than 40 g/km and the all‑electric range is up to 55 km.
The all-electric VISION iV provides a preview of our new upcoming model. The four‑door crossover coupé impresses with sporty, emotive lines and exudes a feeling of spaciousness. A dynamic driving experience is ensured by all-wheel drive and two electric motors outputting 225 kW. The car has a maximum range of 500 km in the WLTP cycle.Discover the VISION iV
The VISION E concept car is the first time we have embodied our vision of zero-emission driving with the highest level of dynamics. Built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the VISION E is teeming with inventive features both inside and out. Driven by positive energy.Discover the VISION E
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What is it like to live in iV style? Check out the brief overview of the main features of our electrified models to see how they can help you in your daily life.
All electrified iV models feature state-of-the-art Li-ion battery technology with the highest possible energy density, developed with safety as our highest priority. Our Battery Management System ensures optimal performance over thousands of charging cycles.
Battery electric vehicles rely solely on electric motors for propulsion. They derive their electricity primarily from charging points and store it in battery packs. The key benefits of electric vehicles are that they emit no emissions, they run silently, offer nimble dynamics, and servicing them is not so complex.
What makes plug-in hybrid vehicles different from BEVs is that they combine a classic internal combustion engine with an electric motor which can be recharged from an electrical outlet. Even the PHEV can be driven in pure electric mode, but the range is limited to 50 to 60 kilometres. The result is low fuel consumption and a quiet electric drive, especially around the city.
The eMobility lifestyle is teeming with advantages, and as the electric revolution grows, it’s only going to get better.
There’s no disputing the environmental benefits of eMobility: lowering our reliance on fossil fuels while producing less air pollution as we travel. People in cities with higher concentrations of electric cars also enjoy a much lower degree of noise pollution.
eMobility isn’t only about saving the environment—it also comes with a healthy amount of savings for the wallet. With lower fuel and maintenance costs than cars with combustion engines, and with many governments offering tax incentives for ownership in some markets, electric vehicles present a far more attractive value for owners.
As air pollution and climate change become increasingly urgent issues, cities have been establishing low-emissions zones (LEZs) off-limits to many conventional vehicles. In the coming years, these LEZs will only become more prevalent.
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It is not just electric cars that are important for the future of electrical mobility. Electric cars need charging. That’s why ŠKODA is already operating and testing 300 charging points at its Czech plants.
With eMobility on the rise, the governments of many countries are looking for ways in which they can support this trend. They are setting rules that will make purchasing electric cars cheaper or favour their operation over conventional vehicles.
eMobility is not just about electric cars. The building of related infrastructure is crucial for its development. Electric car drivers will put more effort into planning longer trips and this will gradually change their driving habits.