PARIS 2010: Skoda unveils first-ever electric car
The Green E Line concept is based on the Skoda Octavia Combi, which the carmaker says is ideal for arranging the batteries, electronic control units and the electric engine due to its modular chassis design.
The engine features a constant power of 60kW and maximum power of 85kW, with maximum torque of 270 Nm – said to be enough for sharp acceleration and a good amount of agility and responsiveness. The Octavia Green E Line accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 12 seconds, and the car's maximum speed is limited to 135km/h.
The electricity for the Octavia Green E Line is supplied by a lithium-ion battery, giving a claimed range-per-charge of 140km, which Skoda says comfortably meets the requirements of most everyday commuters in Europe.
Located under the middle and rear parts of the floor and extending partly into the luggage compartment, the 26.5kWh battery is said to have almost no impact on the volume of the passenger and luggage compartments. The Octavia Green E Line is still a five-seater and its passenger compartment is identical with that of the Octavia Combi with a combustion engine.
'The Octavia Green E Line embodies the values of the brand absolutely perfectly – the vehicle combines the desire for individual mobility with our environmental goals,' said Skoda Auto BOD chairman Prof Dr. Winfried Vahland.
Skoda Auto is planning to create a test fleet of Octavia Green E Line models in 2011 with the objective of obtaining additional information relevant to the further development of the electric drive.