Skoda is working on its first ever electric vehicle scheduled to come out either in 2020 or in 2021.

Skoda is working on its first ever electric vehicle scheduled to come out either in 2020 or in 2021.

Volkswagen Group’s Czech branch doesn’t even have a plug-in hybrid model on sale today, but work is already well underway on a pure EV which will utilize the group’s upcoming MEB all-electric platform. Skoda chairman Bernhard Maier spoke to British magazine Autocar and told them “there is no alternative to electrification” and that Skoda and the other members of the group “have to tackle it.” He went on to specify that Skoda is involved in the development of the new MEB architecture which will serve as foundation for numerous EVs.

The VW Budd-e concept shown back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show served as a first glimpse for the MEB platform. Details about the Skoda EV are scarce at this point, but it will stay true to the marque by maintaining a high level of practicality and a roomy cabin compared to its sister models.

The EV will actually be Skoda’s second green production car as the first one will be a plug-in hybrid Superb pinned for a 2019 launch. The Czechs are also analyzing the prospects of launching electric versions of the Fabia and Octavia, but that won’t happen in the foreseeable future as most likely the EV derivatives will be out with the next-gen models.

Before all this happens, Skoda confirmed today a production version of the VisionS concept will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October where the VW Tiguan-based SUV is expected to bow with the “Kodiak” moniker.

Source: Skoda via autocar.co.uk

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