Skoda Unveils The Citigo e iV Electric Vehicle

Skoda has launched the Citigo e iV, the Czech manufacturer’s first all-electric vehicle.

The five-door, four-seater city car will come in two trim levels – Ambition and Style – and is powered by a 61kW motor that generates maximum torque of 210Nm. The 36.8kWh lithium ion battery will, the company says, allow for a range of up to 265 km in the WLTP cycle.

The front wheel drive Citigo e iV can do 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 seconds with a top speed of 130 km/h.

Skoda says the battery can be recharged to 80 per cent in one hour using a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging cable connected to a 40 kW DC fast charger. Using a 7.2 kW AC wall box, the battery is charged to 80 per cent in around 4 hours, or 12.5 hours using a 2.3kW home charging station. Both the Combined Charging System and the cable required for AC charging come as standard in the Style trim variant and will be optional for the Ambition model. The Citigo e IV can also be recharged using a standard household plug socket.

Standard equipment in the Citigo e iV includes electric front windows, Climatronic, remote central locking, the Swing II radio and the Move&Fun smartphone docking station on the dashboard.

Using the Move&Fun app, a mobile phone can be used as an additional display for vehicle data, for media playback or as a navigation system. There are also new mobile online services for the app, allowing the battery or air conditioning to be accessed remotely. In addition, the Citigo e iV comes equipped with Lane Assist as standard and features front airbags as well as head and thorax airbags for the front seats.

Series production for Europe is due to begin in the second half of 2019.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (June 2019 Edition)

7 Jun 2019

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