ŠKODA AUTO manufactured a record total of 910,000 cars in its Czech plants in 2019. It recorded a year-on-year increase of 2.25%. The carmaker manufactured ca. 590,000 cars in the main plant in Mladá Boleslav, of which 290,000 were OCTAVIAs. In 2020, the brand will start production of the first ŠKODA model based on the modular electrified platform (MEB) of the Volkswagen Group. By 2025, the company will invest EUR 2bn in the development of alternative propulsion technologies and new mobility services.