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Skoda previews electric crossover

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Skoda has provided an insight into its forthcoming electric vehicle plans unveiling a five-door crossover coupe concept named Vision E. 

Front view of Skoda's Vision E electric vehicle concept

Skoda’s Vision E concept gives an insight into the carmaker’s electric vehicle plans.

Making its debut at April’s Shanghai Motor Show, the Vision E is a five-door crossover coupe based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform for electric vehicles, which is also used for Volkswagen’s ID Concept.

Similar in size to the Skoda Kodiaq, but with a profile more like BMW’s X4 and X6, it’s powered by two electric engines with a total system output of 302bhp (306hp) and a top speed of 180kph (112mph). Range is up to 500km (311 miles) on the NEDC cycle.

Skoda will launch five pure electric vehicles in various segments in 2025, with the first model due in 2020. This follows the launch of the plug-in hybrid Superb in 2019.

The Vision E also also previews Skoda’s latest autonomous driving plans and meets level 3 requirements, which means it can operate independently in traffic jams, go into autopilot on motorways, stay in lane and swerve, carry out overtaking manoeuvres, independently search for free parking spaces and park and leave parking spaces by itself.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.