Skoda expects the Volkswagen Group to validate the site of its fourth European battery manufacturing unit by 2023 and is hopeful the web-site will be situated in the Czech Republic.
The VW Team has earlier said that the fourth of its prepared 6 European battery factories will be positioned in possibly Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, or the Czech Republic. It had originally planned on finalizing a site for the manufacturing facility in the to start with fifty percent of 2022 but that has not come to fruition.
“The determination will be taken in Wolfsburg in Germany,” Skoda production and logistics chief Michael Oeljeklaus a short while ago told Car News Europe. “We are hoping and are self-assured that this final decision will be taken in late autumn, probably subsequent year at the latest… We are hoping that VW will determine in favor of the Czech Republic.”
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While Skoda awaits VW’s choice, it not too long ago started manufacturing battery devices for EVs primarily based on the MEB system at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic.
The auto manufacturer’s headquarters is the only manufacturing web site outdoors Germany in which VW’s MEB battery techniques are created. These units do not just involve the battery module alone but also a battery housing with an built-in cooling system, a battery administration system and all electrical connections.
This assembly site will before long be creating a lot more than 250,000 MEB battery methods each and every calendar year and at the conclusion of 2023, manufacturing will ramp up to extra than 380,000 units following the 2nd growth stage will come on the internet.
“Today is a pretty distinctive working day for Skoda Vehicle: By launching the generation of MEB battery techniques, we are now production the absolute essential ingredient at the coronary heart of the business,” Oeljeklaus additional. “This indicates we have attained a different goal in the direction of our profitable changeover to electromobility. I would like to thank the full crew who have worked extremely hard above recent months to set up this new creation line. We have invested all around 130 million euros and can now make a lot more than 250,000 MEB battery programs a calendar year – for ŠKODA’s e-products and those of other Group makes. Our goal is crystal clear: we want to create E-factors or E-cars at all a few Czech plants by 2030.”
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