Skoda Gives Production Nod To PHEV In 2019, Followed By BEV

1 year ago by Mark Kane 6

The new showcar ŠKODA VisionS has been presented to general public for the first at Motor Show in Geneva by Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA CEO.

The new showcar ŠKODA VisionS has been presented to general public for the first at Motor Show in Geneva by Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA CEO.

Škoda VisionS

Škoda VisionS

Škoda (part of Volkswagen Group) unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show concept plug-in hybrid SUV VisionS.

According to the Škoda CEO Bernhard Maier, the first production plug-in hybrid from Škoda should be expected “by 2019“.  An unexpected development for sure.

By that time of course, there will already be other plug-in  SUVs from Volkswagen and Audi, which are more on the forefront of innovations in the Volkswagen Group.

The second good news is that “shortly after“, there will be also also pure electric Škoda. We assume 2020.

Mobility must become clean. We have therefore fitted the VisionS with electric motors and plug-in technology. By 2019, we will offer the first Škoda with this technology. A purely electric vehicle will follow shortly after.

—Bernhard Maier

source: Green Car Congress

Škoda VisionS

Škoda VisionS

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6 responses to "Skoda Gives Production Nod To PHEV In 2019, Followed By BEV"

  1. Alex says:

    The clean diesel lobbyists come to BEV, unavoidably. Positive side from the scandal. Pity for EVs that EPA don’t made it pluplic earlier.

    1. mr. M says:

      Lol, read EU regulations regarding CO2 emissions for cars first, then come back and post.

      The 95g goal can be accieved trough 20-25% marketshare of EVs. If a carmaker can not fullfill his CO2 goal he has to pay very high fees. That is what drives carmaker.

  2. wavelet says:

    As commented in the earlier article a couple of days ago… headed for production.
    I’m really curious to see the planned price relative to other SUVs and SUV PHEVs specifically… If it’s cheap, it’ll cut Audis & VWs, if expensive, it won’t sell because of the Škoda badge.

    1. Boris says:

      It will be a bit cheaper than a comparable VW, as every single Skoda…

      1. wavelet says:

        Sure, that’s the way it usually is — and it used to be achieved by using one-gen earlier engines, and simpler interiors.
        However, the Golf/Passat GTE versions aren’t cheap to buy, and it can’t be cheap to produce them, with the dual drivetrain. I don’t think there’s a lot of margin there than can be cut.

        Also, drivetrain aside, Škoda has never had an actual SUV or 7-seater before (the Yeti is a CUV, essentially a slightly larger Roomster), so that also raises the cost.

        I’ll guess we’ll see…

    2. Mxs says:

      You would be hard pressed to choose VW over Skoda …. Technology wise very similar cars, yet at lower price. That’s why they are popular in markets where you could get them.