Skoda to Introduce New All-Electric eRS Range
The future for Skoda looks electrifying as they announce plans to manufacturer a new sporty range of electric vehicles in a similar manner to its existing vRS range. The first eRS model will be based on the Vision E Concept which was revealed back in 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is now likely to be in Skoda’s production line by the end of 2020.
Skoda eRS Range: Design and Performance
The eRS range will be upgraded in a similar vein to the vRS models, however the electrified powertrain will be copied over from the models upon which they’re based on – in other words meaning that the much loved power increase seen in the vRS model transformations won’t be mirrored in the eRS range. Instead Skoda will put the focus more on the aesthetics and dynamics of the range, with the cosmetic looks and sporty feeling when you’re driving the car being the main priority.
That being said, the powertrain in the Vision E eRS will still be a force to be reckoned with even if it has been carried over from the standard model. With two electric motors working in conjunction to send 302bhp to the all-wheel drive system, it delivers an impressive performance out on the road. Claimed figures suggest that it will be able to do a 0-62mph time in as little as 6.0 seconds with a top speed of 112mph.
Skoda Electric Range: Will There Be Other Electric Models Available?
If you can’t wait until 2020 then there’s good news for you, as Skoda dealers can prepare for the beginning of their electric vehicle chapter with the launch of the new all-electric Citigo which will be due for launch later on next year. It’s most probable that the Citigo-E will offer a range of just more than 100 miles and will undercut its equivalent rivals in terms of pricing after the Government grant has been taken in to consideration.
This won’t be the first and last electric model to arrive on the market in the 2019 either, as Skoda have confirmed there will be a new electric hatchback which will replace the Rapid but moves up in size and will be called something different. We can expect this not to feature until 2022.
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