Η Skoda στην έκθεση του Παρισιού πέρυσι τον Οκτώβριο, είχε παρουσιάσει το Octavia Green E Line Concept, την δική της πρόταση στα ηλεκτρικά αυτοκίνητα, το οποίο εφοδιαζόταν με έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα 85kW (116 ίππων) με 27o Nm ροπής, ο οποίος τροφοδοτείται από μια μπαταρία ιόντων λιθίου 26.5 kWh. Τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 12 δευτερόλεπτα ενώ η τελική του ταχύτητα περιορίζεται στα 135 χλμ/ώρα ώστε να έχει αυτονομία 140 χλμ.

Οι Τσέχοι λοιπόν, ανακοίνωσαν ότι ξεκίνησαν την κατασκευή 10 δοκιμαστικών αυτοκινήτων τα οποία θα χρησιμοποιηθούν ώστε να αξιολογηθούν σχετικά με το πως θα μπορούσαν να συμβάλουν στην μείωση εκπομπών CO2 της εταιρίας.

Το αυτοκίνητο βασίζεται στην Octavia Combi, και διαθέτει αεροδυναμικής σχεδίασης ζάντες και μαύρη βαμμένη οροφή όπου βρίσκονται τοποθετημένα φωτοβολταϊκά στοιχεία. Στο εσωτερικό το μόνο που το κάνει να ξεχωρίζει από το εσωτερικό του μοντέλου παραγωγής, είναι η οθόνη μέσω αυτής προβάλλονται πληροφορίες σχετικά με την φόρτιση των μπαταριών, της αυτονομίας κτλ.

Οι μηχανικοί της Skoda έχουνε βάλει και ένα σύστημα ήχου το οποίο προσομοιώνει τον θόρυβο ενός κινητήρα εσωτερικής καύσης σε ταχύτητας έως 40 χλμ/ώρα έτσι ώστε να προειδοποιεί τους πεζούς.

Τέλος οι Τσέχοι ανακοίνωσαν ότι έχουνε βάλει στόχο να μειώσουν τις εκπομπές CO2 στο εργοστάσιο της στην Mlada Boleslav, κατά 25% έως το 2015. Αυτό θα επιτευχθεί χάρη στη χρήση βιομάζας ενώ το 2015, το ένα τρίτο περίπου της ενέργειας που θα καταναλώνει το εργοστάσιο της, θα προέρχονται από ανανεώσιμες πηγές ενέργειας. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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ŠKODA BEGINS PRODUCTION OF OCTAVIA GREEN E LINE ELECTRIC TEST FLEET

  • ŠKODA builds its first-ever fully electric vehicle
  • Trials begin this autumn
  • Commitment to further reduce ŠKODA’s emissions and consumption

ŠKODA has begun production of a 10 car trial fleet of its first ever fully electric car, the Octavia E Line. It’s the next step in ŠKODA’s continued efforts to reduce emissions and consumption levels throughout the company.

The Octavia Green E Line is based on the series-production Octavia Estate as its modular floorpan design is ideal in terms of arranging batteries, electrical control units and electric motor. The motor itself provides a constant 60kW of power, with a maximum peak of 85kW, with maximum torque of 270Nm available from standstill, which is ideal for accelerating in the cut and thrust of urban driving. And so as not to catch pedestrians unawares, the Green E Line features a sound generator that simulates the noise of an engine at speeds of up to 25mph. Free from the city limits, the Octavia Green E Line can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 12 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 84mph.

With a 26.5kWh battery made of 180 lithium-ion cells, which weighs 315kg, the Octavia Green E Line has a range of 150km (93 miles), which is helped by a sophisticated brake energy recovery system.

Electric drive is an integral part of ŠKODA’s strategy for creating a range of vehicles that are as environmentally-friendly and safe as possible. Whether it be the downsizing engine philosophy applied throughout the range or the very latest Greenline II models, ŠKODA cars are optimised for low-emissions without compromising driving pleasure. As well as full electric, ŠKODA will also offer its customers a plug-in hybrid vehicle in the future.

“Emission-free mobility is one of our key goals for the future, and my opinion is that electric vehicles are the right answer to the increasingly stringent emission limits and the need to develop the automotive industry sustainable.” explains ŠKODA Auto BOD Member for Technological Development Dr. Eckhard Scholz. “Our strength lies in a combination of our highly competent and qualified technological development staff and the Volkswagen Group’s extensive know-how, and I believe that it is exactly this combination that will enable us to develop an electric vehicle to be seen as a real step forward.”

The first Octavia Green E Lines will appear on the roads this autumn, with the driving data collated by its trial drivers collated to feed back into the continued research and development in this area.

ŠKODA power plant to reduce CO2 emissions by a quarter

  • Emissions from the Mladá Boleslav power plant to be lowered by 130,000 metric tons of CO2 per year by 2015
  • An important contribution within the framework of the sustainability strategy of the manufacturer
  • One third of the power to be generated from biomass

Mladá Boleslav, August 30th, 2011 – Škoda wants to reduce the CO2 emissions from the thermal power plant ŠkoEnergo by one quarter until the year 2015. The reduction is to be achieved primarily through the utilization of biomass. In 2015, about one third of the total power generated shall come from renewable energies. The power plant of the Škoda subsidiary ŠkoEnergo was put into operation in 2000. It produces power for the vehicle production at the headquarters of the manufacturer and serves as the thermal power plant for the city of Mladá Boleslav.

The annual power generation by ŠkoEnergo amounts to 420,000 MWh. Even today, 50,000 MWh of that amount is already generated through the incineration of biomass. Until the year 2015, the amount of power generated from biomass should increase to 140,000 MWh. One third of the generated power should then be provided by renewable sources.

Michael Oeljeklaus, the Škoda board member for production and logistics as well as the chairman of the supervisory board of ŠkoEnergo, underlines the important contribution of this measure toward the sustainability strategy of the car manufacturer: “In order to evaluate the environmental friendliness of a vehicle, one must take its entire lifecycle into consideration. In doing so, an environmentally friendly production is of extraordinary importance. We have already achieved significant improvements with the construction of the power plant in 2000. Now, ŠkoEnergo wants to take another giant step in the next four years and reduce CO2 emissions by a total of 25 percent until 2015. This is a central measure within the framework of our sustainability policy and shows how determined Škoda pushes its efforts in environmental protection,” said Oeljeklaus.

Miroslav Žďánský, the commercial manager of ŠkoEnergo, adds: “Our company is steadily reducing CO2 emissions. Biomass has already been used since the year 2005 and to date has proven to be very effective. The savings amount to about 50,000 metric tons of CO2 per year compared to the traditional energy generation through the incineration of coal and gas. With the measures being implemented until 2015, we can increase the annual savings up to 130,000 metric tons of CO2.”

Whereas classic coal-fired power plants release 750,000 metric tons of CO2 into the air in the production of the same amount of energy, ŠKO-ENERGO’s modern facility was able to reduce CO2 emissions to 520,000 metric tons. Until 2015, emissions are to decrease to 390,000 metric tons.

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