The new Skoda Citigo e iV electric car goes on sale in December and will cost from £16,955.
This is after the £3,500 plug-in grant reduction, and is based on the entry-level Citigo e iV SE. The top-spec Citigo e iV SE L will cost £19,315 after the government grant.
Both models feature a 36.8kWh battery and a 61kW electric motor to provide a WLTP driving range of between 140 and 170 miles.
With a 7.2kW AC wall box, the Citigo’s battery can be charged to 80 percent in four hours 15 minutes, or 12 hours 37 minutes using a 3.6kW home-charger. The SE L model can be charged faster using a CCS cable connected to a 40kW DC fast charger.
The Citigo electric car – which follows the launch of the Seat Mii Electric – can hit 62mph in 12.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 81mph. There’s no reduction in the boot size, so the EV version gets the same 250-litre luggage capacity as the petrol Citigo.
In standard SE form, the Citigo e iV features climate control, a leather steering wheel and handbrake lever, remote central locking and a Swing DAB digital radio.
The SE L adds 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, heated front sets, rear parking sensors and body-coloured door mirrors and handles. Given the extra kit and the CCS charging capability, the SE L is likely to be the most popular model.
Both models can be linked to the Skoda Connect app, which means owners can check features of their car remotely, including the charge status of the battery.
The Skoda Citigo e iV will be available to order on 10 December 2019, with first deliveries expected early next year. Skoda hasn’t confirmed finance details, but the Seat Mii Electric is available for £199 a month on a PCP deal.
Skoda is investing £1.8bn in electrification by the end of 2022, with relevant cars wearing the iV badge. The Skoda Citigo e iV joins the Superb iV plug-in hybrid, while a production version of the Vision iV concept car is expected to offer an electric range of 300 miles.