All car makers in the world are going electric at an incredible speed, even Skoda! At the ongoing Paris Motor Show they revealed their very first electric car in form of the Octavia Green E Line concept. This experimental car features an electric powertrain that provides constant power of 60 kW and max. power of 85 kW, with maximum torque of 270 Nm, which result in 0-100 km/h in 12 seconds and top speed of 135 km/h.
Those are acceptable numbers given the fact that it’s Skoda’s first take on making electric cars, and to be honest no one expect them to save the world anyway! The electricity for the Octavia Green E Line is supplied by a modern lithium-ion battery. With a range-per-charge of 140 kilometres, the Škoda Octavia Green E Line comfortably meets the requirements of most everyday commuters in Europe.
Located under the middle and rear parts of the floor and extending partly into the luggage compartment, the 26.5 kWh battery is made up of 180 lithium-ion cells (diameter 150 mm, length 650 mm) and weighs about 315 kilograms. However, the battery has almost no impact on the volume of the passenger and luggage compartments. The Octavia Green E Line is fitted with five comfortable seats, and its passenger compartment is identical with that of the Octavia Combi with a combustion engine.
“The Octavia Green E Line embodies the values of the brand absolutely perfectly – the vehicle combines the desire for individual mobility with our environmental goals”, said Škoda Auto BOD Chairman Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland.
The look of the Škoda Octavia Green E Line conveys the environmental-friendliness of its electric drive.Pearl-white exterior colour and elegant chrome-trim on both the front and rear of the vehicle as well as on the wheels create an impressive contrast with the glossy black roof with integrated energy-generating photovoltaic panels.