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Electric Skoda Octavia

We critque Skoda’s electric Estate test car

Citigo be first car on sale using powertrain

Range of 93 miles for — but more to come

vehicles are in their infancy at and although they are still a on Britain’s roads Skoda has it wants a piece that pie.

Nissan’s LEAF is the best-known electric car at the moment but the firm is joining the plug-in and is now looking to build an electric car based on the firm’s new Citigo

The Czech firm has begun by the Octavia Estate as a test for its new electric powertrain. Effectively, is a way of testing the technology without the brand.

The electric Citigo won’t be until 2014, giving a further two years to develop the and tinker with its battery in an to make its range even

When the Citigo goes production it will be up against the iOn. Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the C Zero – which are all based on the platform. Unfortunately for the PSA group, models have not had the same as Nissan’s LEAF.

However, the should be a different proposition. It like a ‘normal’ car — the bubble shaped iOn — and the charging infrastructure should be improved by the time it goes on

The Octavia green E Line may be a mule, but is the electric powertrain up to

It’s actually fairly It won’t break any land records with its benchmark time of 11.9 seconds or a top of 89mph. However, scratch the and you’ll notice that the time is only 0.1s than the Nissan LEAF, is a significantly smaller car.

better already, doesn’t it?

is another consideration. Although the we tested boasts capacity for 93 — 14 less than LEAF — there’s a few to think about. Firstly, as mentioned above, the Octavia is a and heavier platform than the

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Secondly, there’s still time for Skoda to develop technology before it is unleashed on the in the much smaller Citigo.

So how it drive?

The most impressive of any electric car is the instant pulling up to around 30mph and the Skoda is no

On test the electric Octavia more like a normal car many of its electric competitors Skoda has added a fake noise. This may get on your after a few miles, but is a useful device for pedestrians (especially with a visual impairment) and who may not otherwise hear you coming it’s too late.

Slot the gearstick into D and the E drives like an automatic. The is fairly nimble for an estate car and version handles much its petrol/diesel-powered siblings. Through the there is little body and it feels composed when at the national speed limit.

The is largely identical to the petrol/diesel on the Octavia range. When you are out of electric power the sat nav screen issue alerts and point you to the charging point.

To deter thieves or practical Skoda has made the plug into the port, preventing it being pulled out at a charging Unlock the car’s doors and the plug will unlock for 30 However, if it is not pulled out during period the lock will arm again and the charging process

The Octavia Estate Green E is a great demonstration of how electric are moving forwards. The Skoda — which will receive this technology also has a further two years of before it goes into in 2014 so there’s scope for more improvement before We’ll look forward to an electric Citigo to see how well translates into a smaller car.

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