Thanks to her plug-in hybrid ŠKODA SUPERB iV, Anna’s journey from the pretty village of Kryštofovo Údolí was swift but consumed minimal fuel. With its 13 kWh battery housed beneath the floor of the luggage compartment, the SUPERB iV can travel up to 62 kilometres on electric power alone.
Beneath the bonnet the SUPERB iV has a four-cylinder 1.4 TSI petrol engine generating 115 kW as well as an 85 kW electric motor. A six-speed DSG automatic gearbox delivers power to the wheels. By using the transmission selector lever, Anna helps gain the maximum benefit from energy recuperation on the drive from Ještěd back down to the village. This makes the electric motor “reverse” its function, so electricity flows back into the battery instead of discharging from it. The energy is generated by engine braking while driving downhill.