The Skoda Octavia Green E Line, first saw in concept form at last year’s Paris Motor Show, is based on the series-production Octavia Estate as its modular floorpan design is ideal in terms of arranging batteries, electrical control units and electric motor.
The motor itself provides a constant 60kW of power, with a maximum peak of 85kW, with maximum torque of 270Nm available from standstill, which is ideal for accelerating in the cut and thrust of urban driving.
And so as not to catch pedestrians unawares, the Green E Line features a sound generator that simulates the noise of an engine at speeds of up to 40km/h (25mph). Free from the city limits, the Octavia Green E Line can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (0 to 62mph) in 12 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 135 km/h (about 84 miles).
With a 26.5kWh battery made of 180 lithium-ion cells, which weighs 315kg, the Octavia Green E Line has a range of 150km (93 miles), which is helped by a sophisticated brake energy recovery system.
The first Octavia Green E Lines will appear on the roads this autumn, with the driving data collated by its trial drivers collated to feed back into the continued research and development in this area.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]