ŠKODA AUTO has manufactured the first series components for electric cars produced by the concern Volkswagen (VW). The automaker manufactures traction batteries for plug-in hybrids branded ŠKODA, AUDI, SEAT and VW. Company’s main production plant located in Mladá Boleslav has been preparing for the
electromobility era for two years with investments totalling EUR 25.3m. The initial production capacity reaches 150,000 batteries a year and will be further expanded. Roughly 200 employees work in the production of components for electric cars. ŠKODA AUTO plans to use the batteries for instance in the model ŠKODA SUPERB iV, whose production will begin in its Kvasiny-based plant in September 2019.