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Skoda offers plug-in choice to blue lights fleets

Skoda has added its first electrified vRS model – the Octavia vRS iV – alongside the Octavia iV and Superb iV to its blue-light fleet.

The addition of the three iV models, each available in hatch and estate body styles, marks Skoda’s first electrified offering for emergency services.

The manufacturer says its first electrified vRS model, the Octavia vRS iV, is ideal for any rapid response police unit.

Powered by a 1.4-litre TSI engine and 85kW electric motor delivering 245PS, it is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in little over seven seconds and offers a pure electric range of up to 39 miles.

The all-new Octavia iV will also be making its debut on the emergency service fleet. The petrol/electric plug-in hybrid system offers a total power output of 204PS and up to 43 miles of pure electric range.

The line-up is completed with the Superb iV. Offered in four different trims, the full range is powered by the same engine as the Octavia iV and vRS iV, producing 218PS and a pure electric range of 37 miles. When fully charged with a full tank of fuel, the Superb iV can travel up to 578 miles.

Skoda’s iV range will receive the brand’s bespoke emergency service conversion treatment. This includes 360-degree lighting and a full integration of the emergency services’ communication platform within Skoda’s existing infotainment touchscreen. It ensures all functionality, such as the lighting, can be controlled through one central accessible platform.

Individual customer conversion requirements can be accommodated via Skoda’s approved specialist convertors, it says.

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