Electrification is imminent, and the Volkswagen Group probably knows this better than any other automotive conglomerate.
Skoda’s electric vehicle lineup will soon expand as CEO Thomas Schaefer announced today that at least three new zero-emission vehicles are slated for release by 2030. All of them will be located one step below the already existing Enyaq iV in terms of price and size, but other details have not yet been released. One is expected to be a small hatchback and will be released alongside the ID.1 (name unconfirmed), while the other will be a more compact crossover.
As for the third EV, it is expected to enter the same segment as the brand’s best-selling model, the Octavia, but probably as a completely different model on a dedicated EV platform. This is a strategy we will see in at least one other VAG brand, as Audi plans to keep the current ICE models before moving fully to electric vehicles in 2033.
But as part of the presentation, bad news was also announced. So, the Skoda management ruled out the appearance of the Fabia RS, based on the new generation of the hatchback, saying that it is difficult to create a business case for a “charged” model. He also ruled out the possibility of entering the North American market, although the company plans to expand into other markets, aiming to achieve 1.5 million annual sales by 2030.
Regarding its flagship Superb model, Thomas Schaefer has confirmed that both a liftback and a station wagon will be available, and it’s worth recalling that Skoda will also be producing the Passat. The VW equivalent will presumably only come in an extended version, but this has not been officially confirmed at the moment.
By the end of the decade, Skoda expects electric vehicles to account for 50-70% of its sales in Europe. It also aims to halve vehicle fleet emissions by 2030, when all three of its Czech plants are carbon neutral.
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