After revealing so many sketches and rendered images of their electric concepts, Skoda officially hosted a special event before the Shanghai auto expo to showcase the car in metal.
During the event, the Skoda Vision E concept model was revealed. Much to the delight of automotive lovers, the car’s close to production was showcased during this reveal. While everyone was looking forward to the China auto expo, many automobile manufacturers have been launching their upcoming models ahead so that they could discuss further details during the event. Earlier, Audi revealed their all-electric SUV concept sketches and confirmed that they have more launches planned for the next three years.
Skoda belongs to the same brand family and they launched the Vision E concept which is an all-electric, all-wheel drive car. Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda confirmed earlier that the production version of car will be available in stores by 2020. While the actual performance of the car is something we can confirm only when it is launched and tested on road, the representatives claim that the EV can deliver an impressive 302 horsepower making it the most dynamic ever launch from the Skoda brand.
They have also claimed that the car can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 6 seconds. “The electric powertrain adds to the overall performance of the car and it makes driving fun for everyone. The agility of this model is derived from the EV motor which cannot be experienced in conventional models that use an internal combustion system,” commented Ladislav Rak, head of technical development.
Under the bonnet, the Skoda Vision E Concept car has two different electric motors which work together to deliver the horsepower it needs. The motors produce 302 horsepower together and it is evenly shared with all four wheels. The top speed of the car is pegged at 112 mph while the mile range is what that sounds very impressive. While Tesla cars have always have the highest range on a single charge, all other automobile manufacturers are catching up in significant numbers. The Vision E can go up to 310 miles and it can be charged up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes making it a reliable car for long trips.
Volkswagen technology is used in abundance in this car and Skoda has planned to launch EV versions of Yeti, Kodiaq and Octavia in the next few years. They will start with a plug-in edition before going full electric by 2020.