Czech automaker, Skoda, recently announced that they would be releasing electric vehicles based around the Vision E Concept that debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show back in 2017. Upon release, the Skoda Vision E will be available in two body styles: SUV and coupe.
Both the coupe and standard SUV versions of the Skoda Vision E will sit between Skoda’s Karoq and Kodiaq Coupe in terms of size and overall dimensions. While the Kodiaq Coupe is currently a China-specific model, it is likely that Skoda will push for a more global release when the Vision E hits the market, though it is unlikely we will see a U.S. release anytime soon. It is currently unknown which version of the Skoda Vision E will debut first.
The Skoda Vision E is expected to launch in late 2021 after the debut of Skoda’s first electric vehicle, the Citigo E. Skoda intends to use the Citigo E to gain experience in electric cars and to make sure dealers and repairers are ready before the launch of the Vision E. The Vision E is expected to be relatively affordable, with prices starting from £28,000 (approximately €32,000).
Both versions of the Skoda Vision E will be based around Volkswagen Group’s specialized electric platform, Modularer Elektrobaukasten (MEB).
Alain Favey, Member of the Board of Management at Skoda Auto, described Vision E as “very attractive,” and said that the electric SUV should “not scare current Skoda owners, but also appeal to people that aren’t Skoda owners.” Favey added that the concept version of the Skoda Vision E “gives a very good idea of what the EV will look like.”
The Vision E is expected to have a 500 km (310 miles) range, as well as an 11 kW three-phase on-board charger with the ability to charge from 0-80% in roughly 30 minutes thanks to DC fast charging capability. The Vision E will also sport a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).