Skoda unveiled today at the 2010 Paris Motor Show the Octavia Green E Line Concept, its first electric-powered vehicle built do demonstrate firm’s electric-powered vehicle. Skoda already confirmed the fact that the first fleet of test vehicles is planned for 2011.
The Green E Line Concept is based on the Skoda Octavia Combi and uses an electric engine capable to deliver a constant power of 60 kW and max. power of 85 kW, as well as a maximum torque of 270 Nm.
This means that it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.0 seconds and has a top speed of 135 km/h or 80 mph. The car has a total range of 140 kilometres, which means more than enough for almost everyone leaving in Europe.
The battery pack of the car is located under the middle and rear parts of the floor and extending partly into the luggage compartment. The 26.5 kWh battery is made up of 180 lithium-ion cells (diameter 150 mm, length 650 mm) and weighs about 315 kilograms.
All the information such as including instant output, power consumption, battery charge and the remaining range are delivered to the computer screen. Regarding the design, the concept comes with a Pearl-white exterior colour and elegant chrome-trim on both the front and rear.
The battery meanwhile has no impact when it comes to the volume not just on the passenger compartment but on the luggage compartment as well. This is because the Skoda Octavia Green E Line has five seats that offer the needed comfort. In addition, the passenger compartment is the same as that of the combustion-powered Octavia Combi.
Since it has smart dashboard indicators, the driver always feels in control. The computer screen for example gives continuous information on everything the driver needs from the output, the current power consumption, and even the battery charge, and its remaining charge.
The navigation display meanwhile manages to show the energy flow, informing the driver if the electric engine is indeed being supplied with electricity. It also shows if the car is generating the necessary electricity especially when the car is going downhill or decelerating.
The appearance of the Škoda Octavia Green E Line Concept is one that expresses its being environment-friendly. The exterior has a pearl-white color and a chrome trim on the front and the rear of the vehicle.
A glossy black roof has been integrated with photovoltaic cells and this provides a contrast with the wheels. Škoda Auto has planned to have an Octavias Green E Line test fleet in 2011. The aim of this would be to get the additional information that is significant to improve the development of the brand’s electric drive.