Skoda announces premiere date of its first EV
Car manufacturer Skoda has released a teaser pic of its first all-electric vehicle based on the Citigo platform, and announced that the premiere would occur in Bratislava, Slovakia, on May 23rd, 2019.
The only available technical bit of information concerning the new EV is that it comes rated for 300+ kilometers (186+) of driving range. The rest remains a mystery.
Skoda CEO said in an earlier interview that the EVs produced by the company would sport a completely different design from their gas-powered counterparts. In particular, the environment-friendly range would have a glowing stripe on the front fascia, which would divide the front grille in two and bring the headlights together visually.
Skoda hopes to unveil a new e-SUV based on the Vision iV Concept sometime in 2020. It also plans to launch home charging stations for its EVs.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov