The Skoda Vision E Concept is heading for a debut at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, previewing a 300bhp electric Skoda Crossover by 2020.
The electric car momentum is gathering pace since the world and his dog finally woke up and realised that diesel engines really are far from planet saving, and even though BEVs are still not an appropriate replacement for an ICE car we’re seeing more and more arrive. Like this Skoda Vision E Concept.
The Skoda Vision E Concept is heading for the Shanghai Motor Show in April, and it’s a very clear pointer to an electric car Skoda expect to have on sale by 2020, and a total of five EVs by 2025.
Based on the same platform parent company VW’s ID Concept of a future electric car is, the Vision E is a crossover about the size of a Mercedes GLC, although a bit lower, with short overhangs and a long wheelbase, LED strip lights and big 21″ alloys.
The interior is said to be spacious (which it should be with a wheelbase of 2850mm) with the battery pack under the floor rather than impinging on cabin or cargo, four individual seats, big 12″ touchscreen and lots of connectivity.
Power comes from two electric motors – one front, one back – delivering around 300bhp with a range of 310 miles. Or probably 200 miles in the real word. But it will, say Skoda, charge to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. As long as you’re at a fast charger, that is.
What is for sure is that the Skoda Vision E won’t look as dynamic as the sketches (above and below) when it does debut in Shanghai.