Production has begun on a ten car trial fleet of Skoda's first ever fully electric car, the Skoda Octavia E Line.
The Skoda Octavia Green E Line, based on the standard Octavia, features a 60kW electric motor, with a peak output of 85kW, with maximum torque of 270Nm of torque available from standstill, making it ideal for urban driving. The Green E Line features a sound generator to simulate engine noises at speeds of up to 25mph. The Skoda Octavia E Line achieves 0-62mp in 12 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 84mph.
Boasting a 26.5kWh battery made from 180 lithium ion cells, weighing 315kg, the Skoda Octavia Green E Line has a range of up to 93 miles.
"Emission-free mobility is one of our key goals for the future, and my opinion is that electric vehicles are the right answer to the increasingly stringent emission limits and the need to develop the automotive industry sustainable." explains Skoda Auto BOD Member for Technological Development Dr Eckhard Scholz. "Our strength lies in a combination of our highly competent and qualified technological development staff and the Volkswagen Group's extensive know-how, and I believe that it is exactly this combination that will enable us to develop an electric vehicle to be seen as a real step forward."
The first Skoda Octavia Green E Line models will be on the roads autumn 2011, with the driving data collated by drivers fed back into further research and development.
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