Posted on: Sep 05, 2011
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Skoda to Start Work on the Electric Octavia E Line

Skoda announces they'll be producing a test fleet of the emissions-free Octavia E Line.
Czech automaker Skoda has announced it has begun production of the Octavia E Line, which is the company's first full electric car. It originally made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Beginning this fall, Skoda will produce a test fleet of 10 cars that will be used for evaluation of the emissions-free technology. The end result will help Skoda collect valuable data that will be used in future applications in an effort to reduce its average CO2 emissions.
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Based on the Octavia Combi, the E Line features a 26.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack placed under the floor and an electric motor delivering a constant output of 80hp and a maximum output of 110hp and 199lb-ft of torque. The car can reportedly accelerate from 0-62mph in 12 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 84 mph, with a maximum range of around 87 miles. The Octavia E Line also features a sound generator that simulates the noise of a regular internal combustion engine at speeds up to 25 mph in order for pedestrians to hear it coming.

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