Skoda has launched an new version of its Skoda Super saloon and there is now a model with a plugin in hybrid.
The plug in hybrid is powered by a 1.4 litre TSI engine and also comes with a synchronous electric motor.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and a large rechargeable battery. Unlike normal hybrids, plug-in hybrids can be charged from an ordinary socket, so they offer a relatively long range on electricity alone. The ŠKODA SUPERB iV features a 1.4 TSI turbocharged internal combustion engine connected, via a clutch, to a synchronous electric motor.
When it comes to propulsion, the ŠKODA SUPERB iV offers two basic driving modes for the driver to choose between: electric mode and hybrid mode. In electric mode, only the electric motor is operable, while the internal combustion engine remains off. In hybrid mode, the motor control unit itself assesses many different factors and chooses whether to enable one, the other or both engines in order to accommodate the driver’s driving requirements while minimising consumption. Engine activity is displayed on the instrument panel.
You can find out more information about the new Skoda Superb over at Skoda at the link below.