Skoda has started building its first all-electric Octavia E Line vehicles. Based on the Skoda Octavia Estate (wagon), the first 10 E line vehicles will be used for real-world testing. Skoda says when the E Line is launched it will include both full electric and plug-in hybrid models.
Power comes from a 26.5kWh battery and an electric motor which provides 60-85kW and 270Nm. Skoda says the Octavia E Line can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 12 seconds with a brake-energy recovery system boosting range between re-charges to 150kms.
At low city speeds the Skoda Octavia E Line emits a fake sound to warn pedestrians of its whereabouts.