Keeping an eye on the future of mobility, Skoda unveiled its new
Vision E concept vehicle at the 2017 Shanghai Auto show. The Vision E concept
features 2 electric motors and has a power output of 225Kw.
The Skoda Vision E is based on Volkswagen Group's MEB (Modular
Electrification Drive Kit). The concept vehicle is said to accelerate smoothly
and achieve a top speed of 180kmph. The Skoda Vision E uses efficient lithium
ion batteries and also has an intelligent brake energy recovery system thus
giving the concept a range of 500kms. The Vision E concept can also drive
The company will be introducing five purely electrically-powered
cars by 2025, in addition to plug-in hybrid models.
In terms of dimensions the Vision E is 4688mm long, 1924mm wide and
1591mm tall. It gets a wheel base of 2851mm and has short front and rear
overhangs. The concept vehicle gets an SUV styled silhouette with a gently
sloping roofline styled like a coupe. Karl Neuhold, Head of Exterior Design at
ŠKODA, said, “Over the last few years, with our ŠKODA design language, we have
produced several sensational concept cars that point the way to the brand’s
future, the new ŠKODA VISION E is now presenting the next step towards a future-oriented
The Skoda Vision E gets 2 electric motors which work together for
maximum efficiency and enable the vehicle to have a permanent AWD (All Wheel
Drive) setup. The AWD setup ensures maximum levels of stability and safety. The
lithium ion batteries have been placed deep in the chassis floor and are
located centrally for equal weight distribution as well as giving the vehicle a
low centre of gravity.
Skoda's Vision E concept vehicle charges inductively via a floor
panel in the owners garage. The vehicles front axle is over the floor panel pad
and this charging pad is connected to a power grid. Overnight the vehicles
batteries are charged using induction technology. Quick charging is also
possible for upto 80pc battery capacity in 30 minutes.
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