Škoda Auto resumes production of the Enyaq iV
Posted on 06 May 2022 and read 502 times
After several weeks downtime due to supply chain issues, Škoda Auto
, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group
, resumed production of the Škoda Enyaq iV at its Mladá Boleslav plant at the end of last month. The reason for the production shutdown was supply bottlenecks for cable harnesses from Ukraine.
The manufacturer has now managed to restore the supply of the essential components, enabling production to be restarted. Around 1,000 Enyaq iVs per week can be produced and so capacity will gradually be increased over a two-month period. In the longer term, the plant in Mladá Boleslav will be producing up to 370 Enyaq iVs and Enyaq Coupé iVs each day.
The first all-electric Škoda SUV represents the Czech automotive manufacturer’s biggest step to date in implementing its electromobility strategy. The Enyaq iV is based on the VW’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) and is the the only MEB model in Europe to be manufactured outside of Germany.
The company converted an existing production line to manufacture the Enyaq iV, expanding it to handle MEB vehicles. This makes it possible to produce models based on the MEB and the MQB (Modular Transverse Toolkit) alongside each other — the only European plant in the VW Group capable of doing so. In addition to the all-electric SUV, the best-selling Octavia is also produced at the plant.