ŠKODA has commenced testing a fleet of 10 electric Octavia Green E Line for electric traction in everyday operation. The test aims to increase practical experience with electric propulsion. The Octavia Green E Line is the automaker's first purely electric automobile. It is based on the Octavia Combi. The fleet is used to provide essential insights for advancing the development of electric power in vehicles, focusing on making it suitable for mass production. The modular chassis of the mass production model is suitable for holding the battery, electric motor and electronic controllers.
The electric motor provides a peak power of 85 kW as well as a maximum torque of 270 Nm immediately from the start -- ideal for inner-city driving. The Octavia Green E Line, which seats five people, accelerates to 100 kph from a standstill in only 12 seconds, with a top speed of 135 kph. The car's electricity comes from a lithium-ion battery, which weighs around 315 kilograms and holds 26,5 kilowatt-hours in energy. It has a 150-kilometer range, which satisfies the demands of most commuters in Europe. The battery block is attached under the middle and back floor panel, and in part in the boot.
Dr. Eckhard Scholz, board member in charge of research and development, added: “ŠKODA and the entire Volkswagen Group have a long-time aim, and that is sustainable mobility based on renewable energy sources. There is no doubt electric propulsion is becoming more and more important for mobility with as low emissions as possible. Working as we are with our Group partners, we think we are making very good progress.”