ŠKODA’s first electric SUV based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) is to be launched in series production. It is the next of the series of more than ten electric models that will be launched under the ŠKODA iV sub-brand by the end of 2022. It is the brand’s second all-electric vehicle after the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV.
By 2025, ŠKODA expects all-electric vehicles and models with plug-in hybrid drives to account for 25% of sales. By 2021, the car manufacturer will have invested two billion euros in the development of electric models and a holistic, interconnected ecosystem for modern and environmentally friendly mobility solutions.
Of course, a proper name had to be found. With its first all-electric SUV, ŠKODA is establishing a new nomenclature that combines the ‘E’ in reference to electromobility with the ‘Q’ that characterises the final letter of ŠKODA’s successful SUV family.
The name is derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’. It will indeed be a new source of mobility for Škoda…
More to come , as we are driving at the moment the impressive ŠKODA Superb Scout and have driven recently also the Kamiq, so test reports will follow soon!
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