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All 400 UK examples of electric city car sold out less than two months after its introduction
Felix Page Autocar writer
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8 April 2020

Skoda’s first electric production car, the Citigo-e iV, has been temporarily removed from sale after all UK examples sold out in less than two months.

Roughly 400 units of the Bratislava-built electric city car were allocated to the UK market and they began arriving in dealerships in late January. By mid-March, all had been sold. 

The Citigo has now been removed from Skoda’s online configurator, but a company spokesman said it would be made available again when Skoda restarts production in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

“We had lofty expectations for the car and customer demand was exceptionally high. As a result, it sold out quicker than expected,” the spokesman added. 

The Citigo is the only model to be temporarily withdrawn from sale. Higher-volume models such as the Fabia, Octavia and Superb remain available to order. Skoda’s Bratislava plant has been closed since 16 March and a date for its re-opening has yet to be confirmed.

The Citigo-e iV, sibling to the Volkswagen e-Up and Seat Mii Electric, is one of the most affordable mainstream EVs on sale, with a starting price of £16,955. It offers a claimed range of 161 miles and its battery can be recharged from zero to 80% capacity in an hour. 

The Seat Mii Electric and Volkswagen e-Up remain on sale.

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scotty5 8 April 2020

Bottom line is...

Once again the armchair experts can't see the forest for the trees thus are only too willing to voice their prejudices.

The bottom line is a manufacturer put their cars up for sale and the UK's whole allocation has sold out. Other than the manufacturer not being able to supply more models, how can anyone criticise that? It's obviously a formula that works.

Just think how lucky business is that none of you are running it.

A34 8 April 2020

The bottom line is ...

... they failed to match supply to demand. Not very clever really, unless the undersupply was expected and this announcement is just a PR stunt!

gavsmit 8 April 2020

Bottom line is....

...it's a tiny compromised city car for £20k if you don't count the involuntary contribution from tax-payers towards each one.

 

HiPo 289 8 April 2020

Why only 400?

It seems crazy that manufacturers are failing to meet demand for EVs. We've seen this before with Kia and Hyundai. It's no surprise that used EV prices are so strong.

 

si73 8 April 2020

HiPo 289 wrote:

HiPo 289 wrote:

It seems crazy that manufacturers are failing to meet demand for EVs. We've seen this before with Kia and Hyundai. It's no surprise that used EV prices are so strong.

 

Is it due to battery manufacturing? supply can not keep up with demand. Unseen to recall that being mentioned with the Kia Hyundai models.

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