Skoda is showcasing its new products at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2019) held on September 10-22, including the models from a new electric iV lineup.
In mid-May the Czech automaker introduced its new electrified iV sub-brand in Bratislava. The first its representatives are the Citigo e iV and Superb iV, which embody the E-Mobility Simply Clever concept.
The concept offers fast charging, a long driving range and affordable prices.
From 2020, the flagship Skoda Superb will be available with a hybrid module, a powerful petrol engine and an electric motor.
The Citigo e iV (in the photo above) is the first Skoda’s zero-emissions battery production car powered by a single 61-kW electric motor. The driving range is up to 260 km (162 miles).
Both mentioned models are presented at the Frankfurt auto show, apart from the Skoda Superb Scout, a sports version first added to the Superb lineup.
Skoda Auto promotes its DigiLab project. The seminars are held in Prague, Tel Aviv and Beijing to extend the brand’s digital developments.
Other Skoda’s innovations are the CareDriver mobile social service for children, the elderly and the disabled, BeRider (e-scooter sharing service) in Prague and WeShare (electric car sharing service).
Volkswagen successfully launched WeShare in Berlin in June 2019. In cooperation with Skoda it will reach Prague in 2020.
Skoda has produced components for EVs at the plant in Mlada Boleslav since September 2019.
At the same time, the company supports development of infrastructure. It plans to install 7,000 charging points by 2025, investing 32 million euros in the project.
Besides, more than 13,000 employees have been already trained and acquired new e-mobility competences.