Skoda has drawn up an ambitious plan to become one of the five best-selling car manufacturers in Europe, expand its range of electric vehicles and significantly reduce emissions from its fleet by 2030.
Under the Next Level banner, the Czech brand aims to provide “modern and accessible mobility with everything you need and surprises you love”, through three overarching objectives: develop, explore and engage.
In line with its goal of achieving a 50-70% pure electric vehicle market share in Europe by 2030, Skoda will introduce three new fully electric models.
He has yet to detail these new cars, but has already hinted that he will follow the 2022 Enyaq Coupe with a compact crossover and likely use the Volkswagen Group’s upcoming MEB-Lite platform for a small electric vehicle. urban.
Skoda is working to transform its Czech home market into a dedicated ‘electromobility hub’, in which its factories in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí will be converted into production facilities for electric vehicles and associated components. This process will begin in 2022, when Skoda takes over the production of EV batteries to power the Enyaq iV.
The company already locally produces drive batteries for its Superb and Octavia plug-in hybrids, as well as units for several models of other brands in the Volkswagen group.
In addition to its goals in the European market, the brand wants to become the best-selling European manufacturer in India, Russia and North Africa by 2030, which represents a potential of 1.5 million sales per year. As part of this plan, Skoda is expected to offer the Kushaq, its new crossover in the Indian market, in other emerging markets.
Together, the components of the Next Level strategy will help Skoda achieve its goal of reducing fleet emissions by more than 50% from 2020 levels by 2030.
From that point on, all Skoda vehicles produced in the Czech Republic and India will be net carbon neutral – a target already achieved by the company’s Vrchlabí plant.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-24 16:22:31