Skoda could launch all-electric Citigo in 2014

Following the announcement that Škoda would make its own version of Volkswagen's little Up! city car that burns gasoline, it looks like the rumors that first flew over two years ago about an electric version will come true. The Czech automaker is apparently going to put an electric Citigo ( Skoda's name for its Up! clone) into production in 2014, the site In Auto News reports, citing Škoda CEO Winfried Vahland.

Details are, unsurprisingly, quite slim at this point, so we don't know how big a battery the new EV will carry inside. Actually, we're not even 100 percent certain that it's the Citigo that will get the plug-in treatment, but that's the most likely candidate.

Last year, Skoda started down the EV road with a limited-production run of the Octavia Green E Line. That car, much bigger than the Up!, uses a 26.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack to offer a range of 87 miles.

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