Tag: Skoda

Mar 22, 2020 - 01:56 pm

Automobile manufacturers enter mask making

Respirators are not the only necessity that carmakers can produce: More and more carmakers want to donate medical face masks during the coronavirus crisis. In Europe, manufacturers are already retooling their production lines.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Škoda Octavia RS is to be a plug-in-hybrid

After Škoda presented the fourth generation of the Octavia in November with a plug-in hybrid for the first time, the Czech Volkswagen brand has now presented the Octavia RS iV, the first PHEV model in its RS family.

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Feb 28, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Škoda Auto’s BeRider e-scooters return to Prague

This month, the green-painted electric scooters from the BeRider sharing initially launched through Škoda Auto’s DigiLab will return to the centre of Prague and in much greater numbers. This follows the completion of a successful pilot project exploring the potential for the service in the Czech capital.

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Feb 21, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Seat to produce hybrid Cupra Leon

The Seat brand Cupra has presented its first model with plug-in hybrid drive. The Cupra Leon eHybrid will be launched this year as a five-door model and as a station wagon version with the addition of a Sport Tourer. The technology comes from the VW Golf 8 eHybrid GTE.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 11:57 am

Škoda’s first MEB e-car to be an SUV named Enyaq

Škoda has announced that its first purely electric SUV will be called Enyaq. With this model, the Czech brand is establishing a new family of names that combines the ‘E’ as a reference to electric mobility with the ‘Q’ in the name of its SUVs.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 01:16 pm

Škoda’s Superb iV now available to order in UK

Škoda’s first albeit semi-electric vehicle is up for order. The books are now open in the UK for the Superb iV, starting with a price of £31,970. The plug-in hybrid comes in one of four trim variants and is set to hit UK showrooms this month.

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Jan 5, 2020 - 09:53 pm

Volkswagen small cars get downgraded on crash tests

Volkswagen Group experiences a setback as their small cars get downgraded on crash tests ratings: The new VW Up and its sister models Seat Mii and Škoda Citigo, all of which are also available with a purely electric drive, have only been awarded three stars in the new crash test round of the European New […]

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Nov 21, 2019 - 11:25 am

Skoda begins manufacturing the Citigo e iV

Škoda has started series production of its first battery-electric model. The first Citigo e iV rolled off the assembly line on Wednesday at the Volkswagen plant in the Slovak capital Bratislava.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 05:33 pm

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.

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Nov 17, 2019 - 06:59 pm

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.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 10:36 am

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.

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Sep 5, 2019 - 05:44 pm

Study: German carmakers have catching up to do

According to the latest CAM ‘Electromobility Report’, in which 212 series innovations in e-mobility have been evaluated by 30 car manufacturers over the past five years, German automobile manufacturers still have catching up to do.

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Jul 31, 2019 - 11:41 am

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.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 12:28 pm

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).

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May 23, 2019 - 05:06 pm

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.

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May 17, 2019 - 12:13 pm

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.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 02:59 pm

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.

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Mar 16, 2019 - 07:01 pm

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.

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Mar 5, 2019 - 12:58 pm

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.

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Sep 26, 2018 - 05:33 pm

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.

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Aug 26, 2018 - 09:03 pm

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.

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Mar 7, 2018 - 06:15 pm

Skoda Citigo to be released as EV in 2019

The first electric model by Skoda will be an electric version of its compact Citigo with a range of 300km and will be market ready latest by the end of 2019. This was announced at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Feb 28, 2018 - 06:48 pm

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.

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