The ŠKODA Superb iV plug-in hybrid and all-electric Citigoe iV are on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as the company introduces the new ŠKODA iV ‘electrified’ sub-brand.
The ŠKODA Superb iV and the ŠKODA Citigoe iV are the first electrified production models in the company’s 124-year history. From early 2020, the flagship Superb will be available as a plug-in hybrid featuring both a petrol engine and an electric motor.
The ŠKODA SUPERB iV is the first ŠKODA model to feature plug-in hybrid drive. The SUPERB iV is powered by a 1.4 TSI petrol engine delivering 115 kW (156 PS) and an 85 kW electric motor; the maximum power output is 160 kW (218 PS),
The ŠKODA SUPERB iV fulfils the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard; the car’s CO2 emissions are below 40 g/km. The 13 kWh battery enables an all-electric, zero emission range of up to 34 miles on the WLTP cycle and can be charged using a standard household plug socket, a wall box, or while driving using the petrol engine as well as brake energy recovery. When used in combination with the petrol engine, the range is 527 miles.
The Citigoe iV is the first ŠKODA production vehicle to be powered exclusively by a 61kW electric motor. The car has a range of up to 160 miles.
The 36.8 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged to 80 per cent in one hour at a 40 kW DC fast charger using a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging cable. Using a 7.2 kW AC wall box, the battery is charged to 80 per cent in 4 hours 8 minutes, or 12 hours 37 minutes using 2.3 kW home charging. Its electric motor delivers 61 kW and maximum torque of 210 Nm.
Series production of the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV will begin in the second half of 2019.
The Volkswagen Group is also supporting the development of a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles – the company plans to have set up 7,000 charging points in and around its plants by 2025, investing 32 million euros to make this happen.