Škoda - The Ultimate (future) Towcar? 0% emissions, it just needs bigger batteries!


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It did see it parked up at Prague Castle.
Also found this information on the web:

Škoda has unveiled its first all-electric car early this year, 0%emissions, the Octavia E Line.
Don't get too attached though, because you won't be able to buy it. This model is merely a test mule for the manufacturer’s electric car technology. It will be the new Citigo, in 2014, which will be the first production-ready electric Škoda. The range for the car at present is 93 miles. The most notable mainstream electric car currently available, the Nissan LEAF, can complete 100 miles on a full charge. With two more years' development and in the smaller, lighter Citigo this should improve.
In terms of performance, the Octavia E Line is more than adequate. It will complete the zero to 62mph sprint in 12 seconds and on to a top speed of 83mph. At the same time the Leaf which will reach 62mph in 11.9 seconds and has a top speed of 89mph. It's far from supercar performance but these figures do not tell the full story. The initial power up to 30mph is very impressive. The reason for this is the instant pulling power (270Nm) as soon as you press the accelerator pedal.
On the road it feels good. Flick the gearstick into D and press the accelerator and you’ll be gliding down the road. Unlike other electric cars, it comes with a fake engine noise for pedestrians and cyclists that listen out for cars rather than look for them. Apparently it handles much like the regular petrol or diesel models and feels assured at higher speeds and there is a little body roll, but this is no different to standard Octavia.

Even though this is just a test model, it is a good pointer for the future.
So, will electric be any good for towing? will there be a 4x4 version? who knows what will happen in the next few years.:)