Prior to the production Skoda invested 25,3m EURO in setting up the production line completed with 13 fully automated robots. Due to the high quality of tech-focused higher education institutions and universities in the country and already highly saturated Tier 1 and Tier 2 supply chains, the Czech Republic was the logical choice for VW to serve as a base for this demanding manufacture. Member of the Skoda’s board stated that the new production serves as a proof of the depth of knowledge and strong commitment of all involved in the factory.
This is a crucial step for Skoda as it enters the still developing market of EVs. With its own in-house production of batteries it becomes a serious player.
There are also many start-up companies, but also established firms in the Czech Republic working in the field of electromobility, already producing anything from charging stations to driving assistence and autonomous driving systems, such as EVC Group, Olife or Valeo. The country is well positioned to become one of the leaders in the future of transport.
Source: Skoda Media Services