Testing of the Skoda Octavia Green E Line begins

Skoda has launched a ten-strong test fleet of its electrically powered estate car, the Octavia Green E Line, with the aim of gathering feedback and information regarding the reliability, usability and safety of electric vehicles.

“Skoda and the entire Volkswagen Group have a long-time aim, and that is sustainable mobility based on renewable energy sources. Working as we are with our Group partners, we think we are making very good progress,” said Skoda’s Dr. Eckhard Scholz.

Based on the Octavia Combi, the Octavia Green E line is Škoda’s first-ever vehicle with a 100 percent electric drive, which has a constant power of 60 kW (80 hp) and maximum output of 85 kW (114 hp), while the impressive 270 Nm (199 lb/ft) torque figure is available from the start.

Energy comes from a 26.5 kWh ion-lithium battery, allowing a range of 150 kilometres on a single charge, which takes 8 hours at 230 V (single-phase AC) or 2 hours at 400 V (three-phase AC).

Performance was never going to be this Octavia’s selling point, but with a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of twelve seconds and a limited 135 km/h (84 mph) top speed, it’s pretty respectable.

[Source: Skoda]

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