Skoda To Launch Five Electrified Vehicles By 2025, First One Due In 2020

Previous reports briefly talked about Skoda’s electrification plans, but now the Czech automaker has decided to shed some light into their future vehicle lineup.

Skoda’s chief, Bernhard Maier, revealed that the company plans to reveal no less than five fully-electric vehicles by 2025, with the first one scheduled to be revealed in less than three years.

“Skoda’s future will be electric. By 2025, we plan to offer five purely electrically powered models in various segments. We are pleased that the first all-electric Skoda will be built in the Czech Republic”, Maier said. “This decision underlines the [VW] Group’s confidence in the Skoda workforce. This is an important step for the future of the Skoda brand and the Czech Republic as an automotive location.”

However, before unveiling their first EV in 2020, which will be made in Mlada Boleslav, Skoda will launch their first PHEV, an electrified version of the Superb, one year earlier. The plug-in hybrid components will be made at the same facility, and the vehicle will roll off the assembly lines at Kvasiny.

Maier wouldn’t comment on the rest of the upcoming EVs, but one of them could be the production version of the Vision E Concept. The study that debuted at this year’s Auto Shanghai Show features an electric powertrain and autonomous driving technology.

A Skoda-badged version of the Volkswagen I.D. hatch is also possible, possibly named the Felicia E, as is a compact electric SUV, a 2- or 4-door coupe saloon, and a zero-emission Citigo.

PHOTO GALLERY

Nissan Officially Kicks Off Its Formula E Effort At Valencia

Nissan’s new Formula E team made its debut this week in the first pre-season test session with former champion and Le Mans winner Sebastien Buemi.

McLaren Allegedly Developing Production Version Of Vision GT Dubbed The BC-03

If the reports are accurate, we could be looking at a hybrid single-seater with as much as 1150 HP.

35 Ton Bus Ignores Weight Limit Bending Old Suspension Bridge

Hold you breath as this bus almost causes a catastrophe.

Ouch! SHIELD Budget Cuts Are Worse Than We Thought

Going from high-tech, bullet-proof GM and Acura products to an old Citroen C5 is not very inspiring.

Ford And Mahindra To Partner On Engines And Connectivity Solutions

Ford hopes Mahindra will help it crack into the Indian market.

Thieves Are Increasingly Targeting Honda Civic And Accord Airbags

If you own a recent-model Honda Civic or Accord, you should pay more attention where you park it.

Cadillac XT4 V Rendering Surfaces On Official Website Alongside A Coupe

The rendering shows an XT4 with an unmistakable V-Series badge.

Detailing One Of The World’s Filthiest Cars Requires A Strong Stomach

The abandoned car spent so much time untouched that nature tried to reclaim it.

Ford Reportedly Confirms The Ranger Raptor Won’t Come To America

Ford says it would take too long and cost to much money to make the Ranger Raptor comply with US regulations.

Are You The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

The upcoming muscle car will have a supercharged V8 with more than 700 hp.