Škoda begins manufacturing components for electric Volkswagen Group vehicles
Škoda Auto begins manufacturing components for electric Volkswagen Group vehicles in Mladá Boleslav main establishment. Škoda is responsible for the traction batteries of hybrid plug-in vehicles based on the Group's MQB platform.
Škoda has invested 25.3 million euros in the production lines for high-voltage batteries. Two years ago, the brand started preparing the Mladá Boleslav plant for the manufacturing of electric components.
Over the next few years, Škoda will increase its initial production capacity of 150,000 units per year.
Around 200 staff work, either directly or indirectly, in electric component production.
Battery systems are not only assembled on the production line, they are also tested and charged there before being installed in the vehicles.
Škoda sources battery cells and modules, the basic components of traction batteries, from suppliers.