Skoda Details EV Plans, Now Actively Developing Long-Range Electric SUV

JUL 3 2016 BY MARK KANE 14

Škoda VisionS

Škoda VisionS

Škoda (part of the Volkswagen Group) has put some clairity on its electrification plan through 2020.

At first, two plug-in hybrid models (utilizing MQB platform component set) will be launched in 2019:

  • Škoda Superb
  • Škoda Kodiaq (new SUV)

Then a year later, in 2020, Škoda will launch an all-eletric SUV based on the new MEB electric vehicle platform:

  • Škoda BEV (SUV)  – 300 mile / 500 km range on the NEDC scale (think 250 miles/400km for real world range)

The electric SUV is to be an all-new standalone model, but is still essentially the Audi Q5 all-electric that will be first built in Mexico for the German premium brand from 2018.

The electric Škoda could be very important for Eruope, as its brand is seen as a great value-for-money, and an outlet for the VW Group to sell some additional volumes at lower prices if need be.

“The first and second Skoda with an electrified powertrain will be plug-in hybrid versions of the Superb and the new Kodiaq SUV, both due to arrive in 2019. These will use batteries and motors available as part of the MQB platform component set.

The more rapid introduction by Skoda of plug-in hybrids and BEVs is part of Maier’s new 10-year corporate plan called Strategy 2025, which replaces the previous Strategy 2018 plan, which had no plans for electric Skodas.”

Smaller Fabia and Octavia to be electrified potentially in the future.

source: Autocar

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Not only Europe. VW is thinking about reintroducing Skoda to the US.

Would be a pretty clever idea, since, although, its more of a value for money brand, its more than than equal, with most American brands, on value.

How sad. Hummers and even the dirtiest VW diesels are cleaner than the cleanest battery.

But political correctness means you gotta placate the EU.

No wonder BREXIT happened.

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Hello conservative

Do you know what it means when Electric Vehicles have 100 MPGe.

When 1 gallon of gasoline is burnt in power plant, and that electricity is charged to the car, the car will run for 100 miles.

On the other hand, if you fill the car tank with that gasoline, it will run only 30 miles.

So electric vehicles are 3 times more fuel efficient than the regular gasoline vehicles.

Hummers are dirty and that’s why they ended in the junkyard, soon the diesels will join them.

EVs are three to four times as efficient as ICE, so you got something right. 🙂 But your description of MPGe is wrong. It’s calculated by expressing the energy used in gallons of fuel that holds that much chemical energy. They would become your version only if conversion to electricity was 100% efficient – rather than the 50% or so you’ll more realistically get in the real world.

And you analysis only holds true if the car is not charged from a renewable source.


All that VW talks is 2019, 2020, 2022 and so on.

Nothing in 2016. Meanwhile Tesla is racking up more sales of their Model-S & Model-X and feverishly building their plant to sell Model-≡.

And VW has cancelled the Jetta-Hybrid instead of reducing the price.

I am at least hoping them to reduce the price of eGolf which the 200 mile range Bolt hits the market.

This seems like a comment that doesn’t seem to reflect long-term global thinking. First of all, people who care about the people will of course realize that much more and many other things are needed, for the people on the planet to have their situation improved, than just electric cars. Of course people who are car lovers, with their main focus being only cars, will focus only on cars. Still, in case one talks only about cars for a minute, if many new plug-in hybrid models of the Volkswagen Group brands (Skoda, VW, Seat, Porsche, Audi etc) will come onto the market in 2019, 2020 etc, why would that be a bad thing? History seems to show that it is not important who is the first with a certain product in a certain market, but instead who has the lasting big success. Take Norway for example, the country of the world with the highest percentage of EVs in new car sales. The first EV on the market by a mass market manufacturer was the Mitsubishi iMiEV in 2011, Volkswagen only introduced the eGolf in 2014. Still, in the last calendar year, 2015, Volkswagen eGolf was the clear market leader with… Read more »

+1 for the reasonable and detailed post. Thanks.

Agree that VW Group will be significant — they have the largest range of specific EVs (actual being sold + specific models announced) of any vendor; this was the case before Dieselgate, and that will hopefully cause them to accelerate their plans to fill the diesel shortfall.

That said, why
“The 200 mile range Bolt will not have much of an impact outside North America, … as GM did not announce any production sites outside of the US.” ?
It’s much too early to tell. GM is most likely waiting to see how well the Bolt does in the USA and Korea before committing resources to non-US production.
Given they will apparently start selling them in the US this year (not full scale), and mass production in 2017, they could easily set up an Opel assembly line in late 2017 or early 2018 .

It’s too late for a car company to talk about releasing a 2016. the 2017 models are already hitting the lots.

The fact that this is a Škoda announcement rather than a VW brand or Audi is very significant. Over here, a given Škoda model sells for ~15-20% less than the equivalent VW-brand model (identical drivetrain & platform, just slightly more dated interior; there is no quality downside at all), and AFAIR it’s about the same in Europe.

This announcement at this point in time means VW Group expect EVs manufacturing costs to go down fast enough that both PHEV and long-range BEV can be produced for the low-cost car segment within 2-3 years…

Another Euro point of view

Skoda cars have amazingly good customer satisfaction results since many years here in Europe. I just hope they remain as they are despite the commercial success they experience years after years. I write this as I tried a new Skoda not long ago and found it less “well screwed together” than the Skoda (same model) I tried a few years ago. They are very reliable and go on for ever.