ŠKODA Starts Production Of its First BEV
Taking the next step on the path to electrifying its model range, ŠKODA AUTO rolled off production of its first battery-powered car at the Volkswagen plant in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava. The BEV called CITIGO? iV is a zero-emission five-door car that claims of having range of 260 km, with high torque and dynamic driving performance.
Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, said, “The CITIGO? iV’s start of production marks a new milestone in the history of ŠKODA AUTO: it is our brand’s first all-electric model with many practical advantages as well as high manufacturing quality.”
The car’s lithium-ion battery has a net capacity of 32.2 kWh and feeds a 61-kW (83-PS) electric motor. Due to the way in which electrically powered vehicles work, the car’s high torque of 212 Nm is available even when pulling away. This means the front-wheel-drive CITIGO? iV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.3 seconds, the short burst from 60 to 100 km/h takes just 7.3 seconds, and it has a recorded top speed of 130 km/h. In everyday conditions and with its battery fully charged, the CITIGO? iV can travel up to 260 km.
Being a small, zero-emission vehicle boasting an above-average amount of space for occupants and their luggage, the CITIGO? iV is suited for inner-city journeys. To ensure a high level of passive safety.Driver and passenger airbags (the latter can be deactivated) and head/thorax side airbags Lane Assist is another standard feature in every CITIGO? iV.
Source: Press Release