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Skoda Vision S to have a plug-in hybrid

Skoda Vision S to have a plug-in hybrid
Rachit Hirani Rachit Hirani Tuesday 01 March 2016, 12:24 PM

Skoda will be gradually expanding its offering in the SUV segment. The Skoda VisionS concept car gives an insight into the future SUV above the Yeti, which will be presented in the second half of 2016. Besides the future SUV design language, the show car reveals the technological innovations that Skoda will be placing an emphasis on in the coming years. With the future production model above the Skoda Yeti, which will be presented in the second half of 2016, Skoda will utilise the design and styling into the brand's SUV models.

Skoda is working at full speed to launch electric production cars: in future, a plug-inhybrid engine will be available, followed shortly afterwards by a purely electrically powered engine. The Skoda VisionS will have a power output of 223bhp, the show car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of almost 200 km/h. 1.9 litres of petrol is all the car needs to travel 100 km (45 g CO2/km). The Skoda VisionS can cover up to 50 km on electric mode alone, and travels up to 1,000 km with both systems combined.

 

The petrol engine is a 1.4 TSI with 155bhp and 250Nm of torque. It works alongside an e-motor that provides 40kW of continuous power and a peak torque of 220Nm. It is integrated with the engine's six-speed DSG which transfers the power to the front wheels. A second electric motor with up to 85kW and 270Nm of torque drives the rear axle. It works independently from the front-wheel drive, meaning the show car has clever four-wheel drive, which requires no mechanical coupling.

 

An intelligent management system controls integration of engine and both motors - always aiming for maximum efficiency. The driver of the Skoda VisionS can choose between five different operating modes, ranging from purely Electric up to Charge mode. E-mode means pure electric drive, where the high-torque e-motor positioned on the rear axle carries out all the work. In Hybrid mode, the different drive systems work together in various ways depending on requirements - should, for instance, energy be recuperated, the front e-motor will be the generator. When accelerating fast, in Hybrid Sport mode, the 1.4 TSI engine cooperates with both the front and the rear electric motors. It works in a similar way when the hybrid management system deems all-wheel drive mode to be sensible: then, the petrol engine at the front and the e-motor at the rear are utilised, for example on slippery surfaces or on light off-road terrain. In Charge mode, the battery is recharged, using the electric motor at the front. Recharging is possible both whilst driving and when stationary. All relevant information is shown on the driver's digital display.

 

 

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