Skoda Auto is all set to launch as many as five electric cars by the year 2025. The brand will start the production of these purely eco-friendly vehicles by the year 2020. The company has also stated that the first Skoda electric car will roll out from its Czech factory. However, before the production of electric cars, Skoda will be making electrical components for its hybrid vehicles and production should begin in 2019. The first Skoda EV will be the Superb plug-in hybrid that will hit markets in the same year. The company showcased the MEB-based concept at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show and it will be one of the vehicles to be made under the company’s 2025 EV vision. The concept model churns out a maximum power output of 306 hp and has a top speed of 180 kmph. Some reports suggest that the production version of the concept will share its underpinnings with the Volkswagen I.D. electric vehicles. The EV will be launched in selected markets including Europe and the United States in the year 2020.
Regarding the company’s ambitious plans for the electric vehicle territory, Bernhard Maier, who is the Chief Executive Officer at Skoda said, “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.”
Talking of India operations, Skoda is planning to bring a low-budget car that will be based on the MQB A0 platform and if some reports are to be believed, the company has already started working on it. As far as the launch of electric cars in India go, a lot of factors will play an important role and infrastructure will be one of the key ones. Now, what remains to be seen is that how seriously Skoda takes the Government of India’s 2032 EV vision.