Electric Skoda With 300-Plus Miles Of Range Slated For 2020 Launch

MAR 21 2016 BY MARK KANE 22

Škoda VisionS

Škoda VisionS

Škoda is back in the news after first unveiling the plug-in hybrid SUV, the VisionS at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

As it turns out, beside planned a plug-in hybrid for 2019, there will be also pure electric model in 2020 or 2021.

The new BEV will be based on Volkswagen’s umpcoming MEB electric vehicle platform, and offer great performances according to Autocar – over 300 miles range (480 km), 15-minutes fast charge and an affordable price – “a cost below a comparative combustion-engined vehicle“.

We don’t know yet what kind of model it could be, but it’s expected that the plug-in hybrid scheduled for 2019 will be the Škoda Superb.

Of course Škoda is part of the Volkswagen Group so we believe that at first we will see plug-ins on the MEB EV platform (presented in VW Budd-e) with a Volkswagen badge long before Skoda variations.

source: Autocar

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yes, finally! 🙂

This is great news. Skoda is an affordable mass market brand in the VW family. They wouldn’t be planning Skoda plug-ins, if they were not serious about selling them in high numbers.

300 miles range NEDC? That could be 200 miles EPA. As for 15 min to charge 80%, assuming ~3.2C charging and ~3 mi/kWh driving real world,

200mi / 3 mi/kWh = 67 kWh battery
67 kWh * 4 * 0.8 = 213 kW power

Where are they going to charge 213 kW? Problem (hype) only gets worse with bigger battery.

looks like our comments crossed

Great minds are skeptical alike. 🙂

They are talking about 2021, that means that the battery will be close to 100kWh. There is also no big technical problem with infrastructure for 15 min charging. The only problem right now are battery cells and backward compatibility.

Next plańned step for 2018 is ~150kW CCS charger (up to 400A still at 400V for the most cars). The major improvement will be water cooled cable for such current and so the diameter of the new cable will remain almost the same as existing. The CCS plug will stay most probably backward compatible.

The next step for 2020 is ~300kW CCS charger (up to 400A but at 800V). There is an open question if CCS plug will stay compatible, because there could be a need for interconnection between vehicle battery water thermal management and charging station.

So today we can handle charging power up to 350kW, but this value seems to be the end of the manually operated flexible cord.

300 miles on what test cycle? In any case, with a large SUV, you are looking at 100kWh. How do they plan to recharge it in 15 minutes?

The SUV in the image is the ŠKODA VisionS plug-in hybrid, not a BEV.

The BEV will probably be a much more aerodynamic and light car like Nissan IDS concept.

OK, but still how do you charge a 60kWh battery in 15 minutes?

By pluging it into the 240 kW charger.

According to the article “We don’t know yet what kind of model it could be, but it’s expected that the plug-in hybrid scheduled for 2019 will be the Škoda Superb.”
That’s a sedan. I believe it would be a completely new model as it’s the new VW chasis. Maybe a Skoda version of the BUD-E.

I think there are a few important points, here (of course, if the promises are kept):

– 15 min fast charge.
If range is NEDC, it will be over 200 miles EPA. We can think of at least 60 kWh batteries.
Like for the Porsche MissionE, the 150 kW of the new CCS standard under development will not be enough.
To me it’s quite clear they should just work on something more powerful. 2020 will come soon…

– “a cost below a comparative combustion-engined vehicle“. That’s HUGE news. Hope it comes true!

VW family? This is just another attempt by Volkswagen to divert attention from the real issue (diesel gate).

there will be also pure electric model in 2020 or 2021.

OR 2022 OR 2025 OR NEVER? 🙂

Listen V: even in 2020 it’s already TOO LATE – since everybody is driving TESLA, Bolt or similar!

This is a SUV. The Bolt is a CUV and the Model 3 will probably be a compact. There’s a very strong demand for larger BEVs especially those with 4WD and trailering capabilities. The only way you are going to get people out of their SUVs and pickup trucks is to give them comparable BEVs.

Don’t be misled by the picture, which is of the _PHEV_ SUV concept they showed in Geneva (and which they’ve already announced will reach production).

The BEV Škoda model referred to hasn’t been identified, if it’ll have a real-world 200mi real-world AER it’s a very safe bet it’ll be their flagship Superb, Škoda’s midsize sedan/hatch/station wagon, which is a lot smaller than a fullsize SUV.

You are talking US, Skoda is in EU

The Bolt will be more expensive and far less inside room. The Model 3 will be more expensive and more luxury.

This model will sell for the same reason why there are more than two different ICE’s today.

Now we’re talking. Throw in 4WD and Class 3 trailering and I’ll be able to get rid of my last gas guzzler, my SUV and go all electric.

Very nice! The ICE age is coming to a rapid end!

It’s from VW. I’ll believe it when I see it.