Skoda Reveals Vision of an all-EV Future
VW’s Czech subsidiary Skoda has pulled the covers off its take on the VW MEB electric vehicle platform, revealing its all-electric Vision iV Coupe SUV concept car ahead of the Geneva Motor Show on Monday (March 4).
Given that the company has committed to introducing 10 electrified models by the end of 2022 off the back of two billion euro investment in “alternative drive systems and new mobility services” - a look at what’s to come is welcome news for EV enthusiasts.
The concept car’s looks are typically sleek, in the Czech carmaker’s signature style - while the tech boasted in the company release revealed the car would be an all-wheel-drive.
“Two electric motors – one on the front and one on the rear axle – form the emission-free drive system, making the Vision iV an all-wheel drive.”
Power would come from a flat-pack lithium-ion battery that would save interior space by being mounted on the underside of the vehicle.
Additionally, the Vision iV would have a claimed range of “up to 500 kilometres” using the WLTP cycle - or the worldwide harmonized light vehicles test procedure.
The Vision iV is also envisaged to come with all the hallmarks of a modern car, with the company even saying that your smartphone can be used as a key to open the vehicle.
“Innovative technologies provide more safety and comfort, ushering in a new era of infotainment and digitalisation.”
The first of the 10 planned electrified vehicles from Skoda - the Superb plug-in hybrid, is expected to hit showrooms by 2020.
Skoda also previewed more of its lineup of offerings at the Geneva Motor Show - which runs from March 7 to March 17 - including more details on the upcoming Kamiq, the Scala, and updates for the Kodiak and the Karoq.