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Skoda Citigo-e EV sales suspended due to high demand

The Skoda Citigo-e IV

Skoda has stopped accepting orders for the Citigo-e electric supermini just two months after the new model went on sale.

The brand cited high demand for the move after it sold its entire UK allocation of 400 units by mid-March.

Production of the car is currently suspended due to the CODID-19 coronavirus pandemic, but Skoda told Autocar magazine that the Citogo-e will be made available again later in the year when production restarts.

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

Other Skoda models, including the new Octavia, facelifted Superb and Fabia remain available to order.

The Citigo-e is Skoda's only full electric vehicle (EV) is built at Skoda’s Bratislava plant, in Slovakia, alongside the VW e-UP! and the Seat Mii Electric; both of which remain on sale.

Skoda’s version was the cheapest, priced from £16,995. All three offer a range of up to 161 miles.

Earlier this year the Volkswagen Group bolstered its electrified vehicle range with the introduction of the Superb iV plug-in hybrid.

The Czech brand’s debut electrified vehicle claims a 35-mile zero emissions electric driving range and is likely to gain favour with fleet operators thanks to a P11d from £31,915 and BIK band of 10%.

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