Skoda Electric Car Considered

Skoda is one of the brands that are keen on helping Volkswagen become the number one manufacturer by 2018 and, in order to achieve this goal, the company might start working on a number of new projects. One of such models might be an electric model that might be released in a few years, reported citing a company insider who hinted that the Czech manufacturer is considering such a vehicle.

In case Skoda starts working on an electric vehicle, it will be most likely based on the E-Up concept model showcased by Volkswagen at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

The concept incorporates an electric unit and a 18 kWh lithium-ion battery. Dimensions of the E-Up! are 3.19 meters (length) x 1.64 meters (width) x 1.47 meters (height). Its wheelbase is 2.19 meters. Specifically, the 3+1 seater's powertrain develops 60 kW/80 hp (continuous power of 40 kW) and 210 Nm of torque. This means the electric concept is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.3 seconds, while reaching 50 km/h in 3.5 seconds.

"The E-Up! is characterized by a reduced, very clear and yet highly emotional design. The new concept is therefore very much in harmony with its stylistic ‘siblings’ of the New Small Family, the Roadster BlueSport and the new Polo,"
Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer of Volkswagen Brand, said.

Mass production of the E-Up! concept was originally projected to begin in 2013 but Volkswagen might hurry things a little bit in case Skoda will also launch an electric vehicle based on this model.
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