Skoda releases 3 millionth EA211 engineJune 20, 2020
At the production facilities of the Czech automaker in Mladá Boleslavl, the EA211 engine is assembled in four specifications ranging from 1.0 to 1.6 liters.
As it became known Skoda produced the 3 millionth EA211 engine at its main plant in Mlada Boleslav. The first EA211 left the production line in 2012, and about 800 workers are currently producing three- and four-cylinder variations of this power plant in volumes from 1.0 to 1.6 liters. They are installed both on the company’s own cars and on other models of the Volkswagen Group brand. The company released its first engine back in 1899.
“Reliable and technically innovative engines have been produced in Mlada Boleslav for over 120 years, which means that the plant has one of the longest engine production histories in the entire automotive industry. This is another reason why our achievement of Skoda’s 3 million EA211 mark is special to us. This is proof of our experience and the value of our components in the Volkswagen Group, ”said Michael Ojeklaus, member of the ŠKODA AUTO Production Board.
Thanks to comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Skoda currently produces only 1.9 thousand units per day at its plant in Mladá Boleslav, instead of the usual 2.4 thousand units. The engine range consists of 1.0 MPI engines with a return of 60 hp, 75 and 80 hp; 1.0 MPI EVO and 1.0 TSI, which is available with power outputs of 95, 110 and 115 hp EA211 four-cylinder options: 1.4 TSI, delivering 128 or 150 hp and 1.6 MPI at 110 hp The engines are installed in 12 models manufactured by various Volkswagen Group brands around the world.
Engine production in Mladá Boleslav has a 121-year history. Just four years after the company began production of bicycles in 1895, Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement presented their first bicycle with an auxiliary engine – a single cylinder with a power of 1.25 or 1.75 hp In 1905, Laurin & Klement developed the Voiturette A, its first 7-PS water-cooled car with a cylinder capacity of 1,100 cu.
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