A sneak peek inside the Skoda VISION E electric car

Skoda is to show their first electric concept car at Auto Shanghai 2017 with a futuristic design showing the characteristics of Skoda’s new design language for future electric vehicles.

The most striking body features include counter-opening doors and the absence of a B-pillar. In the bright interior, four rotatable single seats and the missing central tunnel ensure a generous sense of space with programmable ambient lighting adding to the interiors feel.

ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier commented:

“With the VISION E, we are giving an outlook on ŠKODA’s future models with electric drive.  In addition to plug-in hybrid vehicles, we will also be launching five purely electric cars on the market in various segments before 2025. This will enable us to offer every fourth car with electric drive.”

Thanks to the large glass surfaces, the interior of the VISION E is bright and transparent. Four shell-shaped individual seats with innovative backrests emphasize the modernity. With a long wheelbase and short overhangs at the front and rear, the designers have created spacious and comfortable interior dimensions in the VISION E.

The seats are slightly elevated, and so ensure a good view. They can also be rotated by 20 degrees. When the doors are opened, the seats swing outwards, making getting in and out easier. After the counter-opening doors have been electrically closed, the seats return to their original position.

In addition to the cockpit screen, on which the classic vehicle data is displayed, the car features additional screens for passengers. The centre of the dashboard houses the central touch-screen display.

Each passenger has their own screen that can be used for numerous comfort functions such as information and entertainment. The front passenger’s monitor is located in the instrument panel, and the screens for rear passengers are integrated into the backrests of the front seats. In addition, passengers can personalize their entertainment programme via their own touch displays.

The control element for the front passenger is located in their right armrest; the passengers in the rear have theirs in the between the two individual seats.

In each door you will find an integrated phone box with which smartphones can be inductively charged and connectivity enabling personal settings, data and information on the smartphone to be accessed via the individual passenger’s display.

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