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Škoda Vehicle Has Actually Produced 500,000+ Batteries For Volkswagen Group EVs

When you consider Škoda, you do not consider it being a battery giant. You consider it being a reasonably sized brand name within the Volkswagen Group steady. (Or, a minimum of, I do.) Nevertheless, the reality is, Škoda Vehicle does produce a great deal of batteries for numerous Volkswagen Group automobiles– more than 500,000 to date. Which is simply given that it began doing this in May 2022!

That’s done at Škoda Vehicle’s Mladá Boleslav factory in the Czech Republic. Naturally, Škoda itself utilizes these batteries in its EVs, however so do Volkswagen, Audi, and SEAT. The batteries vary from 55 kWh to 82 kWh in energy storage capability.

MEB batteries being produced. Picture thanks to Škoda Vehicle.

MEB batteries being produced. Picture thanks to Škoda Vehicle.

MEB batteries being produced. Picture thanks to Škoda Vehicle.

” In addition to the specific battery modules, each including 16 cells or 24 cells, an MEB battery system likewise consists of a case with an incorporated cooling and a battery management system, along with the needed electrical connections. There are around 250 staff members operating at the present assembly line, in which Škoda Vehicle has actually invested around 130 million euros,” the business states

Here’s a complete list of the essential numbers from Škoda Vehicle:

  • 16 or 24-cell batteries per module
  • 55– 82 kWh overall capability per battery pack (” permitting as much as 347 miles of variety”)
  • 52– 77 kWh net capability for those batteries (” to ensure long life-span,” not all of the storage capability is utilized)
  • 345– 493 kg weight (” optimal weight for low centre of gravity”)
  • 2.3, 7.2, or 11 kW a/c charging (house sockets, wallbox, or public charge point)
  • As much as 135 kW quickly charging (10– 80% charge in 29 minutes)

Passing this turning point does not imply the business is commemorating its accomplishment and decreasing. To the contrary, Škoda is raising production capability of these MEB lorry batteries, to 1,500 a day. It’s likewise producing 800 plug-in hybrid batteries a day. A brand-new assembly line is coming later on in 2023 to increase production.

” Škoda is investing greatly in the change of its centers and advancement, digitalisation and more education of its labor force, with the business currently upskilling more than 23,000 staff members to get ready for the needs of e-mobility,” the business composes.

MEB batteries being produced. KUKA robotics included. Picture thanks to Škoda Vehicle.

MEB batteries being produced, including KUKA robotics. Picture thanks to Škoda Vehicle.

Škoda Enyaq Coupe iV being produced at ŠKODA Vehicle Mladá Boleslav. Picture thanks to Škoda Vehicle.

” Battery systems are the essential part for our effective change to e-mobility. The landmark of 500,000 Škoda-made battery systems for MEB and plug-in hybrid automobiles is an exceptional accomplishment,” Michael Oeljeklaus, Škoda Vehicle Board Member for Production and Logistics, includes. “It affirms both the trust of the Volkswagen Group in our highly-skilled group and our uncompromising dedication to e-mobility. And we are even moving up another equipment quickly when we will be opening an extra assembly line and more boost the everyday production capability of battery systems. We are for that reason following our plainly specified roadmap in order to enhance the Czech Republic as an e-mobility center.”


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