Skoda presents roadmap for 2030, including three new BEVs
The Czech car manufacturer and VW daughter Skoda has presented its new corporate strategy until 2030. The most important key statement regarding electric mobility: Skoda confirms at least three more purely electric models by the end of the decade.
In its new roadmap, ‘Next Level – Skoda Strategy 2030’, the carmaker specifies that these three models will be positioned below the Enyaq iV in price and size.
The Enyaq is a medium-sized electric SUV. The announcement of smaller electric models fits in with the Czech company’s general prioritization of expanding its model portfolio in the direction of entry-level segments.
As they say themselves, Skoda wants to “reduce the complexity of the range by 40% in the medium term by gradually electrifying the model range”. This means that the variety of internal combustion models will inevitably decrease.
Skoda currently offers three electrified models: In addition to the fully electric Enyaq iV, the manufacturer offers two plug-in hybrids, the Superb iV, and the Octavia iV. The company took the fully electric small car Skoda Citigo e iV (a copy of the VW e-Up!) out of the range in 2020.
The brand has announced its intention to achieve a sales share of fully electric models in Europe of 50 to 70% by 2030, depending on market developments in its new roadmap. This is lower than the expectations of its sister company VW.
Skoda is also working with partners to develop its home country, the Czech Republic, into an electromobility hub. Specifically, all three of Skoda’s Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny, and Vrchlabí are to produce EV components or electric vehicles by 2030.
In addition, the Czech car manufacturer wants to work together with partners to build a stable supplier structure for electric mobility.
Skoda also describes the recent introduction of a charging service called ‘Powerpass’ as a lighthouse project. Under this label, the Czech company offers both a charging service for public charging points and wall boxes for charging at home. It will be available in more than 30 markets and can be used at more than 210 000 charging points in Europe, the company says.
A leading brand
The other targets of the ‘Next Level – Skoda Strategy 2030’ presented by CEO Thomas Schäfer are dedicated to more general topics.
For example, the Czech car manufacturer aims to become one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 and to become the leading European brand in the growth regions of India, Russia, and North Africa. The company has responsibility for these regions within the Volkswagen Group and is also expanding its virtual showroom concept – to sell one in five Skoda cars online by 2025. In Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, and the Czech Republic, customers can already take this option.
Finally, Skoda is taking steps to sharpen its environmental goals. For example, the carmaker aims to reduce its fleet emissions by more than 50% compared to 2020 and produce its vehicles in a CO2-neutral way in all Czech and Indian plants from 2030. In Vrchlabí, CO2-neutral production has already been underway since the end of last year, the company notes.