Skoda to reveal autonomous electronic vehicle at the Vision E Concept premiere

May 25, 2017 | Same topic: Leading-edge tech trends
Skoda has decided to preview self-driving and electric drivetrain technologies with the Vision E crossover concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.
This car will not only serve as a window to the electronic vehicles's (EV) future but also showcase the brand’s latest autonomous driving technology.

Skoda announces the brand is planning to launch the Vision E, which Skoda calls an SUV coupe, in 2020. The concept is capable of a 500km range on a single charge, Skoda added.

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rendering of Blue Vision E Concept angular front view

Skoda reveals autonomous EV at the Vision E Concept premiere
 
The Vision E is powered by Level 3 autonomous driving which allows drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel during stop-and-start highway traffic within 30 seconds. Moreover, the car also offers twin electric motors, a power output of 225 kilowatts (301 hp) which means it is four-wheel drive, and can split power to whichever axle it needs to under any given circumstance.
 
rendering of a Brown Vision E angular front view

Skoda announces the brand is planning to launch the Vision E in 2020

Thanks to a 2,850 millimeters (112 inches) wheelbase, the car owns "extremely generous" interior space.

Before Vision E, Skoda has already introduced Skoda’s Kodiaq in Scout and Sportline trims in February. Skoda decided to reveal the concept in China since sales of electric vehicles in that market are growing fast. "For electromobility, China is ahead of the European market and the government is strongly supporting it," the spokesman stated.
 
A brown Vision E displayed at Shanghai Auto show

The car also offers twin electric motors, a power output of 225 kilowatts
 
Actually, China is also appreciated as a Skoda's biggest single market, accounting for 370,000 of the 1.1 million cars the brand sold last year.

As part of its electrification strategy, the brand will have planned to expand its range to include five purely electric cars in various segments on the basis of the MEB Group platform by 2015. The electrification of Skoda’s model range will begin as early as 2019 with the launch of the Skoda Super, a version of the Superb sedan, with plug-in hybrid drive.

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Vision E's interior space

Thanks to a 2,850 millimeters (112 inches) wheelbase, the car owns "extremely generous" interior space
 
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