Škoda launches first electric vehicle: CITIGOe iV
Škoda has launched its first electric car, CITIGOe iV, which has a range of up to 165 miles (WLTP).
It is the smallest ŠKODA being just 3,597 mm long and 1,645 mm wide. However it offers a spacious interior for four passengers and a boot capacity of 250 l. The boot can be increased to 923 l by folding down the rear seats.
The front‑wheel‑drive CITIGOe iV is ŠKODA’s first all‑electric production vehicle and features an electric motor with a power output of 61 kW. The maximum torque of 210 Nm. The short burst from 60 to 100 km/h therefore takes 7.6 seconds, while the CITIGOe iV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 seconds. Its top speed is 130 km/h.
The ŠKODA CITIGOe iV is powered by a 60‑Ah lithium‑ion battery with a capacity of 36.8 kWh. The battery in the chassis floor measures 1.1x1.7 m and is just 0.3 m high. It consists of a total of 168 cells and allows for a range of 265 km in the WLTP cycle.
Charging the battery to 80 per cent can be done in one hour using a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging cable connected to a 40‑kW DC fast charger.
Using a 7.2‑kW AC wall box, the battery is charged to 80 per cent in 4 hours 8 minutes, or 12 hours 37 minutes using a 2.3‑kW home‑charging station. Both the Combined Charging System and the cable required for AC charging come as standard in the Style trim variant and are optional for the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV Ambition. Should this charging option not be available, the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV’s battery can also be recharged using a standard household plug socket.
Series production of the CITIGOe will begin in the second half of 2019.