Skoda’s initial pure automobile, the Citigo-e iV, can price £16,955 when government grants once it goes on sale within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland next month.
Effectively Skoda’s updated version of the Volkswagen e-Up, the new town automotive comes with headline figures of 81bhp and a variety of up to 164 miles below the WLTP testing protocol. Order books for the Citigo-e iV can open on ten December, with the automotive offered in 2 trim levels. The machine is priced at £20,455 before the £3500 government grant is taken under consideration. The post-grant value of £16,955 is well cheaper than the £19,300 value of the closely connected Seat e-Mii. rating for the e-Up has nevertheless to be discovered, however is predicted to begin from around £23,000 pre-grant.
While we’re secure that the 2 future Skodas which will sit on the Volkswagen Group’s forthcoming MEB pure electrical design ar additional audacious, the Citigo-e is far additional ancient. The body-coloured grille is that the most blatant sign of the various power supply from the regular automotive. All Citigo-es can have 5 doors, and there’ll be 2 trim levels – SE and SE L – within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.As within the e-Up, power comes from one motor driving the front wheels and equipped by a thirty six.8kWh metal particle battery positioned beneath the floor; 155lb linear unit of torsion ought to guarantee bouncing responses. Skoda claims a 0-62mph time of twelve.5sec, however the highest speed are restricted to 81mph. Expect it to be terribly on the brink of the e-Up’s 1229kg curbing weight.
Entry-level SE models will support charging at up to seven.2kW employing a customary AC port, while a 2.3kW domestic wallbox can even be used. Models conjointly go with air-con, a animal skin wheel, 14in alloy wheels, DAB radio and central lockup. victimisation the quality AC port, a 7.2kW system can take simply over four hours to deliver an equivalent level of charge; a two.3kW domestic wallbox can take around twelve and a [*fr1] hours.
The higher-spec SE L trim, that starts at £22,815 pre-grant (£19,315 when grant), options a Combined Charging System (CCS), permitting use of a DC fast-charger at speeds of up to 40kW. The trim conjointly options 16in alloy wheels, close lighting, heated front seats, parking sensors and body-coloured mirrors.
The DC charger – and a higher-rated AC cable – are facultative on the cheaper model. each models feature a smartphone dock designed into the dashboard – as within the regular Citigo – capable of displaying some EV-specific info victimisation the Skoad Connect app.