In a double world premiere at the quarter finals of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Bratislava, ŠKODA presented the all electric CITIGOe iV and the SUPERB iV plug in hybrid, which will make E Mobility Simply Clever by offering quick charging, long ranges and affordable prices.
The CITIGOe iV is the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. At 3,597mm long, the zero-emission city car is perfectly suited to urban areas. Its electric motor delivers 61kW and the lithium-ion battery allows for a range of up to 265km in the WLTP* cycle. If the power runs out, the battery can be charged to 80 per cent in just one hour at a 40kW DC fast charger.
Just like all the SUPERB models, the SUPERB iV will be produced at the Kvasiny plant. The SUPERB iV is the first ŠKODA model to feature plug-in hybrid drive. It’s powered by a 1.4 TSI petrol engine delivering 115kW (156PS) and an 85kW electric motor.
The maximum power output is 160kW (218PS). The SUPERB iV fulfils the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard; the car’s CO2 emissions are less than 40 g/km. The 13kWh battery allows an all-electric, zero emission range of up to 34 miles in the WLTP cycle. The battery and can be charged using a standard household plug socket. Battery and petrol power combined give the car a range of 528 miles.
The iV sub brand enables ŠKODA to develop a holistic and connected E Mobility ecosystem. This includes a range of solutions to allow customers to conveniently recharge their vehicles at home. The iV programme will also offer mobile online services through ŠKODA Connect that will provide services such as an intelligent charging station finder.
In future, this service will offer the option of reserving a customer’s chosen charging station. Another highlight is the ŠKODA e charge card that allows customers to easily pay to charge their vehicle all over Europe – regardless of the country they are in or the provider they are using.
The ‘i’ in ŠKODA iV characteristics of ‘innovative’ and ‘intelligent’, ‘iconic’ and ‘inspiring’. Every ŠKODA iV is also ‘individual’ with numerous trim level and customisation options, and ‘intuitive’. The ‘V’ in iV stands for vehicle.
ŠKODA is preparing for this comprehensive change with the largest investment programme in its history. Over the next five years, the company will invest around two billion euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services such as car sharing platforms. By the end of 2022, ŠKODA will have introduced more than 10 electrified models, establishing the ŠKODA iV family. After the CITIGOe iV and the SUPERB iV, the first two all-electric vehicles based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform will be introduced in 2020, one of which will be a production version of the VISION iV SUV coupé concept.