Skoda has unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the Vision E and they’re due to showcase it at the Shanghai Motor Show.
Not only will it be their first all-electric SUV but it will be their first autonomous vehicle too. It will be based upon the VW Group’s MEB architecture, which is becoming a standard across a range of brands for their electric cars.
The Vision E is a little wider and shorter than their existing Kodiaq SUV and as all upcoming electric SUV’s boast about extra room inside the cabin thanks to the electronics taking up much less space compared to that of a motor engine.
Two electric motors (one on the front, one on the back) provide four-wheel-drive capability, powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries wielding a total system output of 225kW – equating to roughly 300bhp, so expect this to shift!
They are claiming a 311 mile range, though it highly depends on how heavy your right foot is, foot all the way down and it will hit a top speed of 112mph.
As for the autonomous capabilities, it will offer autopilot on motorways, overtake, stay in its lane or swerve and parking assists.
It wont be realised for a few years yet, but Skoda are launching the Skoda Superb with plug-in hybrid tech in 2019, with the first all-electric Skoda debuting a year later.
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