The SUPERB iV and the CITIGOe iV, both unveiled during the quarter finals of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Bratislava, mark ŠKODA’s entry into the era of E Mobility. By launching its new ŠKODA iV sub brand, ŠKODA are entering a new chapter in its history.
ŠKODA AUTO will invest two billion euros in the development of electric vehicles and new mobility services over the next five years, as part of the company’s 2025 Strategy. This is the company’s largest investment programme to date. At the world premiere, ŠKODA presented the all electric CITIGOe iV and the SUPERB iV plug in hybrid, which will make E Mobility Simply Clever by offering quick charging, long ranges and affordable prices.
The CITIGOe iV is the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. At 3,597mm long, the zero-emission city car is perfect for urban areas. Its electric motor delivers 61kW and the lithium-ion battery allows for a range of up to 265km in the WLTP* cycle. If the power runs out, the battery can be charged to 80 per cent in one hour at a 40kW DC fast charger using a combined charging system (CCS) charging cable.
The SUPERB iV is the first ŠKODA model to feature plug-in hybrid drive. It’s powered by a 1.4 TSI petrol engine delivering 115kW (156PS) and an 85 kW electric motor.The maximum power output is 160kW (218PS). The SUPERB iV fulfils the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard; the car’s CO2 emissions are less than 40 g/km. The 13kWh battery allows an all electric, zero emission range of up to 34 miles in the WLTP cycle. The battery and can be charged using a standard household plug socket, a charging wall box, while driving using the petrol engine and brake energy recovery.
Battery and petrol power combined give the car a range of 528 miles. On top of this, the SUPERB iV is equipped with the latest-generation of infotainment system.
The iV sub brand enables ŠKODA to develop a holistic and connected E Mobility ecosystem. This includes affordable wall box chargers with various power outputs, which will allow customers to conveniently recharge their vehicles at home. The iV programme will also offer mobile online services through ŠKODA Connect that will provide services such as an intelligent charging station finder.
In future, this service will offer the option of reserving a customer’s chosen charging station. Another highlight is the ŠKODA e charge card that allows customers to easily pay to charge their vehicle all over Europe – regardless of the country they are in or the provider they are using.
Innovative, intelligent and inspiring
The ‘i’ in the name iV stands for the ŠKODA iV characteristics of ‘innovative’ and ‘intelligent’, ‘iconic’ and ‘inspiring’. Every ŠKODA iV is also ‘individual’ with numerous trim level and customisation options, and ‘intuitive’. The ‘V’ in iV stands for vehicle.
Electromobility is a central pillar of ŠKODA’s 2025 Strategy
ŠKODA is preparing for this comprehensive change with the largest investment programme in its history. Over the next five years, the company will invest around two billion euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services such as car sharing platforms. By the end of 2022, ŠKODA will have introduced more than 10 electrified models, establishing the ŠKODA iV family. After the CITIGOe iV and the SUPERB iV, the first two all electric vehicles based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform will be introduced in 2020, one of which will be a production version of the VISION iV SUV coupé concept.
ŠKODA to reduce CO2 emissions
ŠKODA AUTO, as part of Volkswagen Group, is committed to the Parisian climate targets and advocates limiting the global temperature rise to well below two degrees Centigrade. ŠKODA’s entry into the EV environment is an important part of its ‘GreenFuture’ sustainability strategy.
ŠKODA is taking a stance in support of environmentally friendly mobility, even beyond vehicle production. By 2025, the company will invest approximately 32 million euros in the development of an internal charging infrastructure featuring almost 7,000 charging points in and around its three Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí.
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