Serial production of Skoda Enyaq iV electric car started in the Czech RepublicNovember 25, 2020
Serial production of the first electric crossover Skoda Enyaq iV has started at the ŠKODA AUTO headquarters in Mlada Boleslav.
The newest car was the first production model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) platform. Going forward, the Czech car manufacturer will produce up to 350 units of its new SUV every day, on par with the Octavia and Karoq.
Skoda has invested 32 million euros in the refurbishment of the Mlada Boleslavl plant, necessary to produce models on the MEB and MQB platforms on the same line. The car manufacturer has adapted the building statics and designed parts handling technologies to accommodate the weight of fully battery electric vehicles and installed components. In addition, Skoda has introduced safety measures when handling batteries, such as installing thermal imaging cameras. They monitor the workshop temperature around the clock and trigger an alarm when an abnormality is detected.
Recall that the appearance of the new car resembles the Kodiaq and Karoq crossovers already in the manufacturer’s lineup. An interesting solution is the illuminated radiator grille, the vertical sections of which are made of glass. According to a Skoda representative, the Enyaq iV salon is made in the best traditions of the company – spacious, comfortable and thought out to the smallest detail. Inside the car, you can find wireless charging for gadgets, an abundance of USB ports, a modern multimedia system with a large screen and Laura voice assistant, as well as a head-up display with support for augmented reality technology.
The crossover will be available in three versions. The easiest one will receive one electric motor on the rear axle and a battery that will last for 340 kilometers. In this case, the glass radiator grill will be inaccessible. The average configuration will receive a more capacious battery, from one charge of which the car can travel up to 390 kilometers, as well as an all-wheel drive version. The maximum Skoda Enyaq iV80 will be able to travel from one charge to 510 kilometers.
In addition, the new car will receive five variants of power plants with a return of 146, 177, 201, 261 and 302 hp. The most powerful will be the RS version of the crossover, which can accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds and will have a top speed of 180 km / h. It is reported that in order to achieve the maximum cruising range, the engineers carefully “blown” the model in a wind tunnel, due to which it was possible to achieve a drag coefficient of 0.27.
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