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Skoda Roomster by EVC

Skoda does not sell its in the United States. Nobody the company to get into that anytime soon, but it’s a growing brand in Europe and It’s been part of the group for about 20 years, and to massive German investments, it sell more than a cars this year.

is the level where it’s to ignore electric mobility, and seen electric Skodas on shows.

The Czech brand had announced a to test 10 electric Octavia in 2010, but it has not been very in putting the cars on the road. The 10 have not yet arrived. There’s innovative in the electric Skodas.

share all their parts Volkswagen’s EVs, and Skodalike the Spanish brand of the Volkswagen’s to wait for Volkswagen to launch its own models.

Skoda Roomster by EVC

Could someone who doesn’t to wait convert Skoda to run on electricity? That’s where EVC in. This small Swiss has made a business converting all Skoda models to an electric and it’s growing.

I had the opportunity to test drive the It’s about the same as a Nissan LEAF. with the of a bulbous back for large capacity. There’s no official between Skoda and EVC, so EVC complete carsthen converts and sells them independently. To costs down, EVC has chosen to the stock Skoda transmission, and is a 5-speed manual.

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So it has a clutch and a gear lever, the immediate with the diesel model largely outsells the gasoline in Europe) is that the tachometer’s doesn’t move when the is on. But everything’s normal when the car is in with the driver accelerating.

Some people still it surprising to see a gearbox in an electric but there are obvious advantages. a vehicle with an internal engine (ICE), acceleration is in first or second, and top gear is for speed driving. But it’s so from an ICE when there is no drama from having the doing 1,000 or 6,000 There’s only the tachometer to

I guess they should add a computer that would the instant electrical consumption, so the will know how efficient it is to EVC hasn’t changed the gear so they may not be perfectly suited to the torque curve, yet somehow, the was nice. This electric Roomster doesn’t provide the push in the back the most EVs do, but it was nice in another way, more like a gas car.

the big advantage should be money-wise. a gearbox, the car can do with a smaller and motor, and a smaller battery also be enough.

But we should not forget we’re low-volume here. EVC can individualize car it builds. Price starts at Swiss francs for the base with a 30 kW motor and a battery a 100 km range, to 57,500 Swiss for the top of the line model with a 65 kW and a 200 km battery.

As an indication, the Roomster the 77 kW diesel starts at 24,140 francs or about US $29,118. makes the electric version far cheap, but it’s available now.

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