ŠKODA AUTO has debuted in Bratislava the first fully electrified serial vehicles and its modernised flagship car, the SUPERB. The CITIGOe iV model is fully electric, while SUPERB iV will for the first time be offered also as a plug-in hybrid. Board of directors chairman Bernhard Maier has stated during the event that the carmaker plans to offer more than 10 electrified models by the end of 2022. Electric vehicles should generate 25% of total brand sales by the end of 2025.
The CITIGOe iV is the smallest car of ŠKODA and represents the first ever electric car of the company. The car is equipped with 61 kW electrical with engine, thanks to a 36.8-kWh battery pack installed in the chassis floor, the pint-sized hatchback will be able to cover up to 265 kilometers between charges. Charging the battery to an 80-percent level can be done in only 60 minutes using a CCS charging cable connected to a 40-kW DC fast charger. From a 7.2-kW wallbox, it will take 4 hours and 8 minutes to reach an 80-percent charge. Those using a 2.3-kW household charging station will have to wait 12 hours and 37 minutes.
Skoda will sell the pure electric Citigo exclusively in the more practical five-door configuration and with a body-colored front grille. LED daytime running lights will be offered as standard equipment along with front fog lights. Wheel sizes will vary from 14 to 16 inches depending on the trim level, while the Sunflower Yellow, Tornado Red, and Candy White paint finishes will be exclusive to this model. Series production of the CITIGOe iV will commence in the second half of the year.
More Czech customers considering to buy electrical cars
According to DEL & BDO 11.6% of Czechs are considering buying an EV (EV) in the coming years. One in 50 (2.1%) say that they will really buy an EV in the next two or three years. Most Czechs (63%) would, according to a joint survey by DEL and BDO, buy an EV only if this type of vehicle was cheaper. The second most important condition for purchase for 47.3% of respondents is the option to recharge the vehicle anywhere and quickly. The survey was carried out by the Ipsos agency.
Provided by the team of CzechTrade Jakarta