In the new millennium, ŠKODA explored the potential of electric power with a series of 17 OCTAVIA GREEN E LINE test cars based on the second-generation OCTAVIA COMBI. Their range was around 150 km and they delivered a top speed of 135 km/h.
The Electromobility exposition.
In 2017, the ŠKODA VISION E concept set the course for the Czech carmaker in eMobility. The next step was the ŠKODA VISION iV study, presented in Geneva two years later. Since then, the iV designation has been used for both hybrids and all-electric ŠKODA models. In 2019, the purely battery-powered CITIGOe iV was launched, and the ŠKODA SUPERB iV began using plug-in hybrid technology, later followed by its sibling, the OCTAVIA iV.
The present and future of eMobility under the ŠKODA brand
At the end of 2020, mass production of the fully electric ŠKODA ENYAQ iV, based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB modular platform, got underway in Mladá Boleslav. The ENYAQ iV proved its practicality and durability as the race director's car during the demanding stages of the Tour de France, as well as in all other environments.
The Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular platform
The Electromobility exhibition at the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav is open until September 5. In addition to interesting and visually appealing information panels, the exhibition’s stars are its electric vehicles: the PUCK children’s car, the Eltra, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA GREEN E LINE and representatives of the latest ŠKODA CITIGOe iV and ŠKODA ENYAQ iV lines. Visitors will also learn how modern electric motors and batteries work and discover the KLEMENT urban mobility concept, a two-wheeler development line.