Skoda aims to take part in the construction of Volkswagen AG’s gigafactory in the Czech Republic

Skoda aims to take part in the construction of Volkswagen AG’s gigafactory in the Czech Republic

March 24, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The brand aims to be part of Volkswagen’s plan to build new factories in Europe.

Currently, Czech Skoda has launched sales of its first all-electric Skoda Enyaq vehicles in Europe. According to Thomas Schafer, CEO of the Skoda brand, the company intends to continue electrifying its lineup, which will undoubtedly be helped by the localization of battery production. Of course, this will enable the brand to invest in the future as well as preserve jobs.

Currently, it is known that one Volkswagen factory will be located in the German city of Salzgitter, and the second in the Swedish SkellefteƄ. The location of the four remaining factories is not yet known. According to Schaeffer, such a plant should be built in the Czech Republic as well.

It is worth noting that according to the leaks, two more gigafactories will be built in Spain and Eastern Europe. Recall that the production capacity of each plant will be 40 GW / h. Battery production should begin as early as 2024. Volkswagen investors are confident in the success of the brand, so they are starting to invest more in the concern. Volkswagen’s electric cars are expected to dominate the rest of Europe’s models in a few years.