Škoda will debut its Vision E concept at the Shanghai motor show (19 – 28 April), showcasing its electric powertrains and autonomy.
The five-door SUV coupé can travel more than 300 miles on pure electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving.
It will showcase the technology expected to feature in five purely electric Škoda models, in various segments, by 2025.
Two electric motors develop 300PS and give the Vision E four-wheel-drive. Top speed is 112mph and maximum range is 311 miles.
The concept car achieves the prerequisites for level 3 autonomous driving: It can operate independently in traffic jams, go into autopilot on motorways, stay in lane and swerve, carry out overtaking manoeuvres, independently search for free parking spaces and park and leave parking spaces alone. To enable this, various sensors with different ranges and numerous cameras constantly monitor the traffic situation.
The electrification of Škoda’s model range will begin as early as 2019 with the launch of the Škoda Superb with plug-in hybrid drive. Škoda’s first purely electric series-produced vehicle will be released shortly afterwards in 2020. By 2025, the brand will have expanded its range to include five purely electric cars in various segments.