With the changing trend to move to optional fuel source relating to the already swollen oil market, Skoda has cleared to start production of electric vehicles before the year 2020. As the majority of car manufacturers moving towards electric driving force because it is the most comfortable way to access the source of energy that covers everything in the surrounding. Although, hydrogen fuel cell motors are not persuading enough and the outcome of these fuel cell is electricity that induces the vehicle, therefore carmakers are choosing for electric batteries foremost.
Skoda decides to become attentive on electric and plug-in hybrid platforms and to unify them into the upcoming cars on offer. The primary product to be revealed can be the Superb plug-in hybrid with the ultimate product’s launch is pre-decided in 2019. Furthermore, to produce Skoda Electric Cars, the Mlada Boleslav plant will also produce parts for plug-in hybrid systems that will give power to some vehicles from the Volkswagen group. The upcoming Superb plug-in hybrid will rattle off the Kvasiny plant production line and will be the primary plug-in hybrid out of the box by the carmaker.
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Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda says, “Skoda’s future will be electric, By 2025, we plan to offer five purely electrically powered models in various segments. We are pleased that the first all-electric Skoda will be built in the Czech Republic. This decision underlines the Group’s confidence in the Skoda workforce. This is an important step for the future of the Skoda brand and the Czech Republic as an automotive location.”
To enhance the efficiency of the car, Skoda will comprise digitizing products and procedures and the initiative is already started in the country. Skoda is producing as well a low-priced platform rooted on the MQB A0 especially in the country and another auto markets.
Volkswagen revealed the fresh Polo worldwide but is keeping away to announce it in the country because the latest hatchback is rooted on the Skoda’s MQB platform and it forces the manufacturing cost of the automobiles high. The new comings such as Rapid, Vento, and Polo will be inspired from the platform being produced by the Skoda in the country and make their brand to put the price accordingly in competition to other brands.
Skoda has not yet committed such plans to execute its electric or Superb plug-in hybrid variants in India so far. The company initiates to be exploring in respect of the same and when it visualizes an increase in development and assent of EVs in the country, it will pace in. The government of India is unable to render incentives to automobile producers selling EVs in India and the FAME scheme, that gave a subsidy benefit for the maker of an EV was reiterated the last year, amplifying the costs of electric cars sharply and impacting the sales.