Skoda has begin testing a fleet of ten Octavia Green E line cars. The Skoda Octavia Green E Line is the first pure electric vehicle from Skoda. The development on the vehicle is in close cooperation with the VW Group. With electric vehicles being covered quite extensively in the UK news, it is great to see more manufacturers and continued development underway.[portfolio_slideshow]
The Skodas Octavia Green E Line’s aim is to focus attention on sustainable mobility based on renewable energy sources.
“The Octavia Green E Line shows our technological expertise in the field of electric mobility. It is a milestone in our comprehensive sustainability strategy,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland.
The Octavia Green E Line is based on the Octavia Combo and will offer insights into making a vehicle deploying electric power suitable for mass production. The cars current chassis is ideal for holding the battery, motors and electronic controllers.Peak power from the motor is 85 kW with maximum torque available from standstill. Acceleration will be o-100 kph in 12 seconds and a top speed of 135 kph. Power will be supplied by a lithium ion battery which will give the car a 150 kilometre range ideal for most commuting requirements. Charging times will be 8 hours from a household connection and 2 hours from a higher voltage 3 phase supply.
Skodas electric developments are important in their long term strategies. Skoda will also be investigating different propulsion technologies including optimising the TSI and TSI engines and transmissions. Improved fuel economy will bring the greatest benefits in the short term further lowering fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The current range of Skoda cars offer economical engines and excellent MPG ranking them highly as manufacturers of some of the most efficient cars available today. The most recent the Citigo launching in the UK mid 2012. The most economy capable version the Green Tec achieves an average mileage of 4.2 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 97 g/km. Seven of the Skoda brand’s models manage average CO2 emissions of less than 100 grams. A total of 63 models emit less than 130 grams of CO2 per km.