ŠKODA reveals acoustic signature for the new Enyaq iV SUV

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ŠKODA has revealed the sound of their new electric vehicle, which will warn pedestrians that it’s approaching.

Under current European legislation, electric vehicles must emit a sound, known as an Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS), to improve their safety because electric motors do not make much sound.

The sound was designed with the help of professional music composers to create a more electronic and futuristic feel rather than imitating the noise of a traditional engine.

The idea was to create something that was easy on the ear yet noticeable enough to make other road users and pedestrians aware of its presence.

The sound is emitted from a special system that has been built into the front of the Enyaq iV, with the speaker and electronics built into a small, one-litre box that is mounted onto the battery cooling module.

ŠKODA says this design means no additional speakers are required, minimising the additional weight added to the vehicle.

Michael Oeljeklaus, Production and Logistics board member at ŠKODA, said: “The Enyaq iV is ŠKODA’s first series-production model that was designed as an all-electric vehicle from the outset."

This means our new SUV also places entirely different demands on manufacturing processes and production sequences than models with combustion engines. This is also reflected in the extensive preparation and conversion measures that we have been implementing at our main plant in Mladá Boleslav since last summer.

“Today’s start of production of the ŠKODA Enyaq iV, on the only production line in the Group for vehicles based on the MEB and MQB, is a very special moment for our entire team.”

Production of the ŠKODA Enyaq has already begun at the factory in the Czech Republic, with deliveries expected in the UK in the spring.

It will be available with two battery sizes and four power outputs, offering a WLTP range of up to 316 miles (provisional figure). It will be available to order in the UK early 2021 with deliveries starting spring 2021.

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