Skoda To Show First Electric Car Concept At Shanghai Motor Show

3 months ago by Mark Kane 24

Škoda VisionS…and friends

Skoda for more than a year has been gearing up for the debut of its all-electric long-range EV that will be built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, and introduced to the market by the end of this decade.

Škoda VisionS

But before then, we first have to see the concept version of Skoda’s EV, and the company says that event will not be too far off – specifically it will happen from the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show in April.

Skoda notes that its EV will be dimensionally larger than the Volkswagen I.D. concept that arrives in just over 2 year’s time.

Skoda research and development boss Christian Strube said of the occasion:

“It’s in the design studio ,and will be ready for Shanghai in April. It is our interpretation of a car on the [VW Group’s] MEB platform and it will be packed with technology and really emotional.”

“We won’t be the first brand in the group to have an MEB car on sale, but we will be fast followers and at the forefront when compared to our competition.”

Autocar

Before the all-electric Skoda enters the market, Volkswagen will first launch the I.D., while Skoda in the meantime will debut a couple new plug-in hybrids: the Superb in 2019 and the Kodiaq shortly after (a new SUV).

Tags: ,

24 responses to "Skoda To Show First Electric Car Concept At Shanghai Motor Show"

  1. Mikey says:

    I came here for the friends.

  2. james says:

    Why, oh why, are booth babes still a thing? No wonder we have the king of sexists in the WH.

    1. DJ says:

      Maybe stop referring to them as “booth babes” if you’re gonna call out the sexists in the WH.

      Just sayin… 😉

      1. Kdawg says:

        Maybe they need booth dudes too

        1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

          I prefer the hot booth chicks myself.
          😛

          1. Kdawg says:

            I’d actually prefer booth-engineers; people that could actually answer technical questions. I’m tired of the rent-a-salesman that just give the same info that’s in the pamphlets.

            1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

              You are 100% correct!

              Sadly though, it’s rare you have someone knowledgeable enough to answer most questions correctly.

            2. James says:

              I have to give BMW props on this subject.

              Many years back I was at my local auto show with my roommate at that time. We were typical single guys checking out the cars and the show models – all with Detroit accents, hired to “dress up the cars” on the floor and give a little sales presentation.

              Back as a single man, I’d flirted my share with the car show models. I never once fantasized about dating one. After all, they’re itinerant girls hired to do auto shows around the land. One girl really stood out at BMW because she was very well versed to answer my questions off script, and she had insights on marketing of the new 6 Series Coupe back then. Since I was an ICE gearhead back in those days, I was quite impressed with A)The car B)Her knowledge of said car.

              I began flirting with her a bit (asking her where she was from and how she started working with BMW)but it sas totally “safe flirting” because I had my own girlfriend, but my roommate was about as shy as a guy can be – He
              could not put two words together when talking to girls. It was funny because he was trying to become a police officer and he was one of those guys you get jealous of because of his hunky handsomeness. He was a weightlifter and you could plug this guy into any fitness magazine cover, or TV drama and he would fit perfectly.

              She was checking him out, and I noticed this when I was trying to get info out of her about the car. Women love the strong silent type – I asked her if she’d like to go get a bite to eat and maybe a tour of Seattle from us after she was off for the evening. She stated, “If HE’S going, sure, I would”. I didn’t take this as an affront, because women who looked like models usually didn’t go for tall, thin
              chatty guys like myself, anyway + I was taken!

              We hung out that evening and she even called
              my roommate after the car show was over. Turns out she was employed at BMW America in New Jersey and was a certified company rep! Now that’s who you want showing your car. Not a hired model from an agency who knows about as much about cars as she does about atomic energy!

              As it turns out, this girl really knew her stuff. She was no engineer, but a definate “car guy”. In the end – nothing ever came out of the short-lived friendship with my roomie.
              – The guy just was too quiet! We’d sit at the table and he’d just clam up and stare creepily at her while she and I talked cars!

        2. Dav8or says:

          They absolutely do have booth dudes. You just didn’t notice because you were looking at the booth babes. If anybody actually cares about this subject (I don’t), next time you are at an auto show keep this in mind and critically look. There are as many male decorations as female. The car companies figured out a long time ago that women buy cars too.

    2. Someone out there says:

      Social justice warriors poison everything and now the time has come for InsideEVs apparently.

      1. Nick says:

        Ugh.

        Social justice warriors also got rid of slavery, and brought about women’s suffrage.

        Don’t be so quick to label them poison.

        1. TedFredrick says:

          Republicans brought about the end of slavery

      2. TedFredrick says:

        I am a man and I like women. And oddly enough my wife likes it that I like her. What is wrong with people these days.

        1. TedFredrick says:

          And for everyone information in this thread those women are actually company representatives and are not from Shanghia

    3. What says:

      Do you prefer a sterile world or just one in which everone is gay??

    4. goodbyegascar says:

      Remember to sweet talk the models if you want to get into their skoda.

  3. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    IEV should do a ditty on the “Hot Booth Chicks” (with pics!) at car shows…….lol

    Yeah, I’m a PIG!
    OINK

    1. Another (Euro) industrial point of view says:

      My girlfriend just read your comment and let you know that I am a pig too…:-) (we just discussed the curves of the chicks together)

      1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

        ROTFLMAO……

  4. Adam says:

    Another day another VAG anoucement.

  5. James says:

    Being a man in the 21st Century – If we look at women we’re “pigs”, yet if we are gay and look at men, we’re “progressive”.

    Not sure if you spotted that video yet that describes how modern Muslims will rule the world in 25 years. It stated the amount of children a heterosexual couple needs to produce to just tread water – replace themselves and insure a consistency of creed, culture and race for the future. In that, Western countries are having far less children, and Muslim countries double and nearly triple the amount of children being born to families in those same countries. The Ayatollah in Iran was quoted as saying – “In this way Islam will overtake all these lands without one shot being fired”.

    And who’se to argue with him when men are publically shamed for just noticing women?!

    1. ijonjack says:

      I’d Rather be a PIG !!! R O T F L M A O

  6. James says:

    And BTW, how did this thread get taken over by a couple of hot auto show models?

    Skoda (VW) will surely build some electrified autos. Diesel has a big black eye right now. Europe will quickly go back to their oil-burning ways. After all, it’s mostly what their oil refineries produce and what little gasoline they do produce they end up exporting to the United States!

    There’ll surely be a few diesel-electric PHEVs and such. But diesel will rule again and I think some new technology might arise that will re-legitimize it has the fuel du jour for most Euros.

    While automakers like Volvo, Skoda, VW and the like may have these cars on the drawing board – it’s driven more by government mandates in their own nations as well has heavily influenced by what the Chinese government does.

    I don’t take lightly what influence Tesla will make in pushing the electric plug forward. If Model 3s are selling in the 100,000s+ each year – everyone in Europe will have to have at least one or two BEVs with 200 mile range in their stables.

Leave a Reply