Do you think you can enjoy some motorsport feeling in a eco-friendly, hybrid car? The new ŠKODA VISION RS study proves you can. It features a plug-in hybrid drive combining a 110 kW (150 PS) 1.5 TSI petrol engine with a 75 kW (102 PS) electric motor. Together, they deliver a system output of 180 kW (245 PS), which enables the concept study to accelerate to 100 km/h from standing start in 7.1 seconds and from 80 to 120 km/h in 8.9 seconds.
It’s not just about performance, though. With 13 kWh lithium-ion battery, this compact sports car can cover up to 70 km on battery power alone, which ensures zero-emission local driving. And you can charge it up in just 2.5 hours in charging station, or plug it in a home socket. Of course, it is also capable of recharging itself by regenerative braking while on the road. And when you factor in the combustion engine, it still emits just 33 g of CO2 per kilometre.
There are other ways the VISION RS is friendly to the environment, too. The carbon fiber, which is used on various body parts, like the radiator grille, front and rear spoilers, wing mirrors, side skirts, air inlets and outlets or diffuser, as well as throughout the interior, is made of 100% recycled polyester.
You can even feel its eco-friendliness through the palms of your hands when driving. The sporty steering wheel, similar to those seen in motor racing, is covered with Sensotec. This innovative synthetic vegan fibre is produced in accordance with the EU’s Vinyl Plus Programme.
With its combination of sporty character and environmental friendliness, the ŠKODA VISION RS represents the future of Czech brand’s compact cars.