Report – Skoda to kick off EV fest with concept for Auto Shanghai image

The Czech automaker first announced its green intentions with the Kodiaq-previewing concept VisionS that came with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Now, allegedly there’s an all-new concept that ditches the combustion engine entirely and it’s heading for an official introduction during the second half of April at Auto Shanghai 2017. Christian Strube, the research and development chief spilled the beans, adding the concept is already in the design studio to get ready for the show. Details are not yet eager to appear but we can safely assume it will be based upon the Volkswagen Group’s new MEB platform. This one will be used for numerous electric cars in the years to come and Strube added the Skoda version will be “packed with technology and really emotional.”

We don’t know yet anything about the body style, but after its introduction we’ll have to wait for 2020 or 2021 to get an all-electric Skoda – Strube added the Mladá Boleslav brand won’t be the first to sell an EV but will be “fast followers”. Their first electrified standard versions should arrive in 2019 when the flagship Superb will be granted a plug-in hybrid powertrain, followed swiftly by the same version of the Kodiaq seven-seat SUV.

Via Autocar