The ŠKODA VISION E is an electric concept car with two electric motors and a range of over 300 miles.
In addition to plug-in hybrid vehicles, ŠKODA will also have five fully electric cars in its range by 2025. Then, one in every four cars sold by the brand worldwide should be a plug-in hybrid or have a purely electric drive.
The ŠKODA VISION E, shown at Auto Shanghai 2017, is based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB (modular electrification toolkit) and, with its two electric motors, has a power output of 225 kW and a top speed of 112 mph.
The two electric motors work together and permanently drive all four wheels of the ŠKODA VISION E.
The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery is housed in the crash protection area in the chassis floor and located centrally between the front and rear axles.
Intelligent charging is done inductively, for example via a floor panel in the owner’s garage. Overnight, it completely charges the vehicle’s batteries automatically using induction technology, i.e. the operation is completely contactless and does not require a charging station or cable reel. Quick charging is also possible – 80 per cent of battery capacity in only 30 minutes.
The ŠKODA VISION E concept car also achieves the requirements for level 3 of autonomous driving. It can operate independently in traffic jams, complete motorway journeys using autopilot, stay in lane or take evasive actions, overtake other vehicles, independently look for free parking spaces and drive in and out of parking spaces autonomously.
ŠKODA vehicles are being developed with plug-in hybrid drives as well as cars which are purely electrically powered.
The launch of the ŠKODA SUPERB with plug-in hybrid drive is scheduled for as early as 2019.