The ŠKODA OCTAVIA iV offers the best of both worlds. The 110 kW four-cylinder 1.4 TSI engine is combined with an electric motor delivering 85 kW. The maximum total power output is 150 kW, which is more than enough for a dynamic drive over long distances, while in town the OCTAVIA iV can run on the electric motor alone.
The OCTAVIA iV can even recharge on the go. The battery can be charged either by the combustion engine or via recuperation. There are three recuperation modes that can be selected on the dashboard display. As Anna demonstrates while driving from the Strahov stadium (originally intended for mass sports events, the stadium is the biggest in the world in terms of area) to the river Vltava embankment not far from the “Fred and Ginger” building, the simplest mode for users is the automatic mode, where the car itself decides how much recuperation to enable, depending on the situation.