Skoda Citigo e iV priced in the UK
Skoda’s first fully electric car, the Citigo e iV, will be available for purchase in the UK starting at £20,455 before the government Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) discount of £3,500. The order books are set to open on the 10th of December 2019 with deliveries expected early 2020.Weiterlesen
CZ: Škoda installs fast-charging with flywheel tech
In Prague, Škoda Auto DigiLab has started the pilot of a particularly innovative fast-charging station. It uses kinetic flywheel technology made by Israel’s start-up Chakratec and provides twice as much electricity as the national grid can supply.Weiterlesen
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Škoda introduces fourth gen Octavia as PHEV
Škoda has just presented the fourth generation of the Octavia, which is now also available as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. After the Superb iV, the Octavia iV is the brand’s second PHEV model. Škoda has not yet released prices or the date for its market launch.Weiterlesen
Volkswagen plans a third electric car kit using fuel cells
In addition to MEB and PPE, Volkswagen is planning a third electric car kit that can also be equipped with a fuel cell. According to VW chief strategist Michael Jost, the new platform is to be used for all brands of the VW Group.Weiterlesen
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Skeleton’s Ultracaps to power streetcars in Germany
Škoda Transportation will deliver ultracapacitor systems for 114 trams destined for Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Ludwigshafen in Germany. Skeleton Technologies won the contract to supply the ultracaps.Weiterlesen
VW-SAIC reveal first MEB models for China
Volkswagen plans to produce three electric models based on the MEB modular electrification system together with its China partner SAIC at the new plant in Anting near Shanghai. An internal report specifying two of the three models has been unearthed.Weiterlesen
Norway: Skoda accepting deposits for electric cars
Skoda has begun accepting registrations for its first two electric models in Norway. The EVs based on Volkswagen’s MEB are the Citigo e iV and the Vision iV. Customers wanting priority on order lists will have to pay an advance of NOK 5,000 (€520).Weiterlesen
Berlin: Volkswagen launches WeShare electric car-sharing
Volkswagen’s WeShare e-car sharing service was launched in Berlin today. The brand is now offering an entirely electric fleet with 1,500 e-Golf vehicles, all of which are powered by green electricity and more are to join.Weiterlesen
Skoda debuts first electrified models in Bratislava
Skoda has presented their first electrified serial models for which the Czech brand has created the new subsidiary brand iV in Bratislava, Slovakia. For now, the iV range includes a battery electric model in form of the Citigo e iV and a plug-in hybrid called Superb iV.Weiterlesen
VW to manufacture small electric car in Eastern Europe
Volkswagen’s plans for future plants are changing rapidly: from 2023, the purely electric small car for less than 20,000 euros is to be built in Eastern Europe instead of in Emden in Germany as originally planned. The Zwickau plant in Germany will probably hand over the production of the I.D. Crozz to Emden.Weiterlesen
Skoda launches Czech e-mobility pilot project
Before series production of the all-battery electric version of the Skoda Citigo starts in the fourth quarter of this year, the manufacturer is launching a pilot project with prototypes of the VW e-Up-based electric motor: ten Citigo E-Pilots will be made available to selected customers and facilities in the Czech Republic.Weiterlesen
Skoda planning 7,000 factory charging points
As part of its electrification offensive, Skoda will set up almost 7,000 charging points in and around the three Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí by 2025, spending a total of around 32 million euros for the charging infrastructure upgrade.Weiterlesen
Skoda presents electric speed bike concept Klement
Skoda not only presents its first electric car in Geneva but also a 4kW strong two-wheeler called Klement. Connectivity and agility are at the core of the urban mobility concept, that comes with an unusual drive for a bike.Weiterlesen
Vision iV to be Škoda’s first electric vehicle on MEB
At the Geneva Motor Show, Škoda is presenting the Vision iV, a close-to-production preview of its first electric model based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular system, which is due to be launched on the market in 2020. The drive and battery data match those of the Audi Q4 e-tron concept.Weiterlesen
Škoda preparing for electric launch with €2 billion
Škoda is currently in the middle of preparing for their electric launch, which will begin this year with a plug-in hybrid version of the Superb and a fully electric Citigo. Next year, the battery electric Vision E coupé will follow.Weiterlesen
Škoda presents PHEV concept with 70 km electric range
The Czech VW brand Škoda has announced plans to present the Vision RS concept at the Paris Motor Show beginning in early October. The concept is a plug-in hybrid with 180 kW system performance and a 70 km electric range.Weiterlesen
Skoda working on mobility concepts with Prague
Škoda, the city of Prague and the Czech Technical University have agreed to implement concepts for sustainable urban mobility together in the Czech capital. Initiatives will include electric mobility and sharing offers using future Skoda EVs including scooters.Weiterlesen
Solaris receives order for 50 e-buses from Romania
In the next four years, up to 50 Trollino 18 electric buses by the Polish manufacturer Solaris will be rolling onto the roads of the Romanian city Cluj-Napoca. These will be the first Solaris bendy buses with overhead wiring in the nation.Weiterlesen
Skoda got a surprise in stall for Vision X hybrid study
Skoda is looking into electrification and has been prepping a hybrid concept for Geneva reportedly. Now new details of the Vision X have surfaced that set the hybrid SUV apart from the usual tribe of the Volkswagen brands as it features its very own drive.Weiterlesen
Skoda is bringing a hybrid concept to Geneva
Skoda has announced plans to reveal its new concept Vision X at this years Geneva Motor Show in March. The Czech car manufacturer plans to expand its fleet by adding a small SUV. The move is viewed as an expansion into small SUV markets, offering a more affordable option from Skoda.Weiterlesen
Skoda’s first EV to roll off the lines in the Czech Republic
Skoda seeks to launch five all-electric models until 2025. Now the brand has decided, where it will establish the production: The first model of the all-electric quintet will be built in the Czech plant Mladá Boleslav.Weiterlesen
Skoda, UNVI, Eviation Aircraft, Soel Yachts.
Skoda’s beach buggy concept: The carmaker has trainees create their own model since 2014 and this time the 22 students put an electric beach buggy on Skoda’s Citigo base. The two-seater has neither roof nor doors, but an electric motor with 60 kW that is probably from the VW e-Up.
German-Spanish cooperation: Spanish bus maker UNVI has gathered three component manufacturers in order to create electric buses made for sightseeing. BMZ is on board to build the batteries, Ziehl-Abegg for the drivetrain and SAV Studio to integrate the whole system. The shuttles shall transport up to 74 tourists and reach a range of 120 km. The first open top double-decker is planned to roll off the lines before the year’s end.
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Electric passenger plane: Eviation Aircraft unveiled a fully electric prototype of a light aircraft for six to nine passengers. An impressive range of 965 km is planned for the premium version Alice ER, while Alice may fly for about 550 km on a charge. With launch scheduled for 2018, commercial flights could start by 2021. First conversations with regional airlines have taken place already, states the Israeli start-up, that is also working on an unmanned variant called Orca.
Energy-autonomous yacht: Dutch Soel Yachts and Naval DC developed an electric catamaran called SoelCat 12, capable to generate all energy for its propulsion system through its own solar roof. The 120 kW battery alone lasts for six hours of shipping at 8 knots. The first vessel is under construction in New Zealand for 600,000 dollars and shall serve for tours with up to 24 passengers.
Denza, Skoda, Audi, Jaguar, Smart.
Cash injection: Daimler and BYD both want to invest 500m yuan (72.6m dollars) into their indebted EV joint venture in China. Shenzhen Denza New Energy Automotive Co. will thus recapitalise to 3.36bn yuan, up from 2.36bn in order to strengthen its brand and distribution. To date, Denza has failed to turn a profit since its first and only jointly developed EV hit the market in 2014. Since then, BYD and Daimler increased the range to 400 km last year but apparently to little avail.
Electric super Skoda? Volkswagen’s Czech subsidiary is eyeing a sports EV, Auto Express reports. It will fit into the planned line-up of no less than five electric cars by Skoda although it will be most likely be the last in line by 2025. All electric Skoda will utilise VW’s MEB platform.
Austria is next for Audi after the brand opened its order books for the e-tron quattro in Norway first. Alpinist may pay a 1,000 euros to secure their place on the waiting list. A launch is only due by the end of next year, although a concept appeared as early as 2015. Audi told electrive.net about its plans to add an 11 kW on-board charger to charge the 95 kWh battery that is to last for about 500 km.
electrive.net (in German)
Jaguar I-Pace is making the rounds in Monaco where the brand’s first EV was caught bare. More revelations had to be made by Jaguar CEO Ian Callum on Twitter, where he admitted the I-Pace’s inability to tow a trailer unlike its opponent the Tesla Model X.
electrek.co (images), insideevs.com (trailer)
U.S. pricing Smart ED: The next-gen Smart for two ED will be 1,200 dollars cheaper than its predecessor. Prices start from 23,800 dollars in the USA , where sales are to begin this summer.
Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Roewe, Tesla, Geely,
Third VW I.D. concept: VW is about to present its third EV concept in Shanghai as expected. The I.D. Crozz coupe-crossover is based on the MEB platform and follows from the I.D. and I.D. Buzz. It will thus hit the road by 2020. The ID Crozz bears two electric motors (225 kW/302 bhp) and gets a range of up to 500 km.
Audi’s second EV concept: Two years passed since Audi presented its first EV concept, the e-tron quattro at the IAA. While this model will go serial in 2018, the German carmaker is set to put the concept of a coupe variant in the spotlights of the Shanghai Motor Show. As with the first EV, the four-door Sportback comes with three electric motors and shall be ready for serial production no later than 2019.
autocar.co.uk, carscoops.com, audi-mediacenter.com
Skoda presents Vision E: In the run-up to the Shanghai Motor Show, VW’s Czech subsidiary has unveiled its Vision E concept which is to go serial in about 3 years. Just like the I.D. Crozz, the coupe-crossover relies on two electric motors with a total output of 225kW (302bhp) and shall reach up to 500 km, too. Just recently, Skoda announced to launch 5 all-electric models until 2025.
Roewe unveils electric SUV: SAIC brand Roewe intends to display its all-electric concept Vision-E in Shanghai, that is not to be mixed up with Skoda’s vision, at least not by name. SAIC’s concept to aims for 500 km range but may roll of the lines already next year in China. Production will be handled by the SAIC-VW joint venture, the same that is also to make the Skoda’s Vision E, what suggests that Roewe’s and Skoda’s concept may even share a platform – although the design of both models differs.
Tesla lowers base price for Model S: The Silicon Valley based EV maker has removed the 60 kWh version of its Model S from its line-up as announced. This makes the Model S 75 the new entry option that is now available for a significantly lower gross price, namely 69,350 euros.
electrek.co, insideevs.com (prices in dollars), electrek.co
Lynk & Co’s next model: The new brand of Geely has introduced the serial version of its SUV model 01, which will be available as PHEV and EV. Furthermore, Lynk & Co permitted a first glance at its concept 03, a sedan based on the upcoming Volvo S40 and likely to get electrified, too.
carscoops.com (serial version 01), motor1.com, motorauthority.com, carscoops.com
Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Nissan, Electra Meccanica, FF.
Mercedes accelerates electric car roll-out: The premium segment is under pressure since diesel’s dirty secret has been aired, emission rules become ever tighter, and Tesla writes record after record and so Daimler reacts. 10 EVs by 2022 is the latest target – that is 3 years earlier than initially planned in Paris. On Wednesday’s annual conference in Berlin, CEO Dieter Zetsche also announced, he would invest 10bn euros in order to expand the electric lineup under the EQ label that shall cover every segment from compact to luxury. Fuel cells were not mentioned though.
Skoda envisions e-mobility: There will be five all-electric models based on the MEB platform by 2025, said VW’s Czech subsidiary and also revealed further details on its first concept EV on the occasion. The Skoda Vision E is to go on display in Shanghai on April, 19 but preliminary spec reveal a range of 500 km and level 3 autonomous driving capability of the electric crossover coupe. Market entry is set for 2020 but a plug-in hybrid Superbe will hit the shelves a year earlier already.
Seat is intensifying its electric endeavour as well as the Volkswagen brand plans for three EVs by 2020, Autocar learnt. Starting with the e-Mii with VW e-Up technology in 2019, next in line may be a compact electric car like the Leon with the VW e-Golf system. Lastly, an electric SUV resembling Volkswagen’s T-Roc is most likely.
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New Leaf spy shots: Nissan’s next-gen Leaf has been caught on camera in camouflage but its silhouette points to the IDS concept. The 2018 Leaf will be revealed this September and Nissan plans to launch it before the year’s end.
Electra Meccanica roadster: Canadian Electra Meccanica vamped up its electric trike and displays the high performing Solo-R at the Vancouver Auto Show, where it also announced an electric roadster. The Tofino is destined for delivery from early 2019 for 50,000 Canadian dollars (about 35,000 euros).
Faraday’s future remains in limbo at least in Californian Vallejo, where the company now cancelled its plan to build a second facility. Yet, Nevada shall stand – once construction continues.