At last, Skoda will build the 10 electric Octavia it promised last year


Last September, at the Paris motor show, Skoda unveiled an electric version of its Octavia station-wagon. It was a prototype. The Czech brand announced it will build a batch 10 cars to test the technology. But it didn’t say when. We got the answer this week. The cars will be built now, as they should start a test this autumn.


The number of cars to be built hasn’t changed, it will be a fleet of 10 cars, powered by a 85-kW motor (115-hp), with a 26.5 lithium-ion battery to give a 150-km range (93-mile). Note that this power train is shared with other prototypes from the Volkswagen group, which Skoda joined 20 years ago.