This all new Skoda electric SUV has more range than even a Tesla - The Financial Express

This all new Skoda electric SUV has more range than even a Tesla

To be showcased at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show, the Vision E Concept from Skoda may be the personal mobility solution of the future

By: | Updated: March 30, 2017 10:56 AM
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Carmakers are now bringing their focus to all-electric vehicles globally due to the rising pollution levels in the world. In lieu of that, Skoda Auto will unveil their all-electric SUV Concept, the Vision E at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show to be held from 21st April to 28th April, 2017. According to the Czech company, the production version which would be based on the concept will have a range of 300 miles or 482 km (approximately). The Vision E Concept will be the way forward for Skoda and the company claims to introduce five all-electric vehicles by 2025.

The concept that will be showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show will measure 4,645 mm in length, 1,917 mm in width and 1,550 mm in height. The interior is expected to be roomy which would be courtesy the wheelbase of 2,850 mm. Coming over to the motor, there will be two of then placed at the front and the rear axles that would draw its power from a completely new lithium-ion battery technology. The combined power output of the electric motors would be 304 hp and the top speed is claimed to be 180 kmph. Being an electric vehicle, the acceleration figures, although no revealed are expected to be better than the conventional SUVs which are powered by diesel engines or petrol -electric hybrids. The Vision E Concept is based on Skoda's MEB platform which will also underpin other future cars from the carmaker.

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For developing countries like India, the company has not confirmed its electric or hybrid vehicle range's introduction. However, as Tesla has confirmed its plans for India in February 2017 with the launch of the Model 3 here, undoubtedly other carmakers including Skoda will also bring in its electric mobility solutions. By 2019, Skoda also plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid Superb and the first all-electric vehicle from the company is expected to roll out in 2020. This vehicle will be based on the Vision E Concept. In addition to the zero tailpipe emission, Skoda is also expected to equip the production version based on the Vision E Concept with fully autonomous function which is likely to be in 15 percent of the cars at that time globally, according to a survey done by Skoda Auto.

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