2010 Paris Motor Show: Skoda Octavia Green E Line Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 30, 2010

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.

Press Release

Skoda Octavia Green E Line Concept

The 2010 Paris Motorshow will see the debut of Skoda Octavia Green E Line concept. Škoda's first-ever electric-powered vehicle will demonstrate the company's innovative potential and technological competence in this growing area. The first fleet of test vehicles is planned for 2011.

Mobility for people and clean cars for the environment - these are Škoda's commitments. Mobility without emissions is the future. "The Skoda Octavia Green E Line embodies the values of the brand absolutely perfectly - the vehicle combines the desire for individual mobility with our environmental goals", said Škoda Auto BOD Chairman Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland.

The Green E Line concept is based on the Škoda Octavia Combi. With its modular chassis design, this series-production car is the ideal option in terms of arranging the batteries, electronic control units and the electric engine with its constant power of 60 kW and max. power of 85 kW. Available right after the start (as is typical of this type of drive), the maximum torque of 270 Nm gives the car enough power for sharp acceleration and a good amount of agility and responsiveness, which the driver will appreciate mainly in busy city traffic. The OSkoda ctavia Green E Line Concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just twelve seconds, and the car's maximum speed is limited to 135 km/h.

The electricity for the Skoda Octavia Green E Line Concept is supplied by a modern lithium-ion battery. With a range-per-charge of 140 kilometres, the Škoda Octavia Green E Line comfortably meets the requirements of most everyday commuters in Europe. 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. However, the battery has almost no impact on the volume of the passenger and luggage compartments. The Skoda Octavia Green E Line Concept is fitted with five comfortable seats, and its passenger compartment is identical with that of the Octavia Combi with a combustion engine.

With smart dashboard indicators, the driver of the Skoda Octavia Green E Line always stays in control. The computer screen provides continuous information including instant output, power consumption, battery charge and the remaining range. The navigation display describes the energy flow, i.e., informs the driver that the electric engine is being supplied with electricity or, on the contrary, that it is generating electricity as the car decelerates or goes downhill.

The look of the Škoda Octavia Green E Line Concept conveys the environmental-friendliness of its electric drive.Pearl-white exterior colour and elegant chrome-trim on both the front and rear of the vehicle as well as on the wheels create an impressive contrast with the glossy black roof with integrated energy-generating photovoltaic panels.

Škoda Auto is planning to create a test fleet of Octavias Green E Line in 2011 with the objective of obtaining additional information relevant to the further development of the electric drive.

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