The Citigo-e iV is an electrified version of the Czech brand’s popular city car. Its single 61kW electric motor drives the front wheels, powered by a 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery. Power is quoted at 82hp with 210Nm of torque, capable of getting the car from 0-60mph in 12 seconds and onto a limited top speed of 81mph.
Skoda claims a range of 164 miles on a single charge. European-spec Citigo-e iVs will come with high-speed charging as standard, capable of supporting DC charging up to 40kW and recharging to 80% in an hour, but UK specifications are yet to be revealed. Using a regular 7.2kW system would take just over four hours to achieve the same level of charge, and a domestic wallbox around 12 and a half hours.
Prices for the Citigo-e iV are still to be revealed – these will be announced closer to the full launch which is expected early in 2020.
The five-door car is set to be available to UK buyers in two trim levels – SE and SE L. Styling touches differentiating the electric Citigo from the combustion engine-powered versions include a body-coloured front grille and a redesigned lower bumper.
Superb goes plug-in
Skoda has also unveiled an updated version of its range-topping Superb saloon, including a plug-in hybrid variant.
The car combines a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a gearbox-mounted electric motor and a 13kWh battery to produce 218hp.
Skoda claims that the plug-in Superb will travel on 34 miles on electric power alone, but, when combined with the fuel-efficient petrol engine, gives a claimed total range of 528 miles between fuel stops.
The socket for the charging cable is located in the radiator grille at the front of the car. Three driving models – Sport, E-Mode and Hybrid – are included.
Prices for the new Superb are yet to be announced, with the internal-combustion engined car arriving in September and the plug-in hybrid version in 2020.
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