ŠKODA presents a look into the future of the company at the Auto Shanghai exhibition (19-28 April 2017): with the VISION E and an outlook on electromobility, ŠKODA is presenting its growth strategy in impressive style.
VISION E is the name of the first purely electrically powered concept car in the long-established Czech brand’s history, which spans over 120 years, and bears unmistakable features of the ŠKODA design language with its futuristic design. The generous amount of space, state-of-the-art assistance systems and ŠKODA Connect services as well as numerous ‘Simply Clever’ features are typical of ŠKODA. ŠKODA is also making electromobility ‘Simply Clever’ with a long range, easy-to-use charging technology and outstanding economic efficiency. In addition to plug-in hybrid vehicles, ŠKODA will also have five fully electric cars in its range by 2025. Then, one in every four cars sold by the brand worldwide should be a plug-in hybrid or have a purely electric drive.
“With the VISION E concept car, we are presenting the future face and technology of ŠKODA in every aspect. This includes the brand’s refined design language and future-oriented technology. The ŠKODA VISION E is our company’s first purely electric vehicle that also allows for autonomous driving at level 3,” said ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier, adding, “With the VISION E, we have transferred features typical of ŠKODA into a fully electric vehicle: the new ŠKODA design language with a generous amount of interior space, innovative technology and the latest assistance systems as well as numerous ‘Simply Clever’ features. And we are offering all of that with a respectable range for the vehicle.”
The ŠKODA VISION E is based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB (modular electrification toolkit) and, with its two electric motors, has a power output of 225 kW. This allows the VISION E to accelerate particularly smoothly and also extremely dynamically up to its top speed of 180 km/h. Thanks to the efficient and powerful lithium-ion batteries and an intelligent brake energy recovery system, a range of up to 500 km is achieved. Furthermore, the VISION E can also drive completely autonomously and reaches level 3.