Summer is here and to celebrate that the students from the Skoda Academy have come up with the most interesting model from the Mlada Boleslav brand – too bad it’s just a one-off.
There’s no point in writing again about this concept cooked up by students over long work hours, but Skoda has released a fresh batch of images and we’re letting this one slide because we want a vacation at the beach – with parties and all – using it. This all-electric concept is going to bode well with the surfers and other eco-conscious people because it protects the planet, and having a party in it next to the beach is easy because countless people can be fit in due to the front and rear doors of the Citigo have gone and the Element was born.
The zero-emissions buggy has the same shade of Dragon Skin just like the Superb Sportsline, and won’t get stranded in the sand because it’s 60 millimeters (2.3 inches) raised compared to the standard city car, while the roof has gone for LED taillights and a rear solar panel to appear. The 22 students from Skoda’s vocational school needed 1,500 hours for the transformation, which included ditching the ICE in favor of an electric motor developing 82 horsepower (60 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 210 Newton-meters (155 pound-feet) of torque – that’s good for a quick run to the store for more tequila in 13 seconds and a maximum speed of running for the next beach party at 81 mph (130 kph). You’ll even be able to try different reefs – thanks to the 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, good for up to 100 miles (160 km).