Skoda is waiting Volkswagen Group confirm the location of its fourth European battery plant by 2023 and hopes the site will be located in the Czech Republic.

Earlier, VW Group said that the fourth of six European battery plants will be located in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia or the Czech Republic. It was originally planned to complete the location of the factory in the first half of 2022, but failed.

“The decision will be made in Wolfsburg, Germany,” Skoda Production and Logistics Manager Michael Eleklaus said recently. Automatic European News. “We hope and are confident that this decision will be made in late autumn, maybe no later than next year … We hope that VW will make a decision in favor of the Czech Republic.”

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Young Boleslaw

So far Too bad awaiting a VW solution, it recently began producing battery systems for EVs based on the MEB platform at its plant in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic.

The car manufacturers The headquarters is the only production site outside Germany where VW MEB battery systems are manufactured. These systems include not only the battery module itself, but also the battery case with built-in cooling system, battery management system and all electrical connections.

This assembly site will soon produce more than 250,000 MEB battery systems each year, and by the end of 2023 production will increase to more than 380,000 systems after the release of the second phase of expansion.

“Today is a special day for Skoda Auto: by launching the production of MEB battery systems, we are now producing an absolutely key component at the heart of the company,” Eleklaus added. “This means that we have achieved another goal in the path of our successful transition to electric mobility. I would like to thank the whole team who have worked hard over the last few months to set up a new production line. We have invested around 130 million euros and can now produce more than 250,000 MEB battery systems per year – for ŠKODA electronic models and other brands of the group. Our goal is clear: we want to produce electronic components or electronic vehicles at all three Czech plants by 2030. ”

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