Skoda launches CITIGOe iV EV and Superb iV PHEV

Skoda has revealed the first two models due to launch in its electrification push - the CITIGOe iV and Superb iV. The first sees Skoda create the firm's first pure-electric model in its city car, while the large family sized Superb will arrive as Skoda's first plug-in hybrid.

The CITIGOe has a range of 165 miles (WLTP) on a single charge from a 36.8 kWh battery, powering a 61 kW electric motor. The 0-62mph time is 12.5 seconds, but thanks to 211 Nm of torque, shorter bursts of acceleration are considerably quicker.

Charging times are quoted as 1 hour on a 40 kW DC CCS rapid charger to 80%, so although technical specifications have not been confirmed, it looks as though 40 kW DC charging will be the maximum the Skoda can take. The on-board AC charger is rated at 7.2 kW though, with a 0-80% charge time of just over 4 hours.

Skoda's Superb will combine a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with an 85 kW electric motor, to produce a combined 218 hp and 400 Nm of torque when both systems are working together in Sport mode.

Because of a 13 kWh battery, the Superb iV will cover up to 34 miles (WLTP) on a single charge in electric mode, and the official CO2 emissions figure is 40 g/km. Charging will take 3.5 hours from a 3.6 kW charger via the Type 2 inlet.

Skoda Superb iV

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:24th May 2019

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