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First SKODA ENYAQ iV manufactured in Czech Republic presented to National Technical Museum

Karel Ksandr, General Director of the National Technical Museum in Prague explains, “In 1935, when the then Technical Museum of Czechoslovakia was still located in Schwarzenberg Palace at Hradčany, the collection of road vehicles was established thanks to a generous donation from Václav Klement. At that time, the co-founder of the company from Mladá Boleslav also served as General Councillor of the car manufacturer ŠKODA. From his former customers, he bought back a Laurin & Klement VOITURETTE B from 1906, the first three motorbikes in our collection, as well as extremely valuable archival records and other items. He had them restored to make them suitable for exhibiting and donated them to the museum. He also played a major role in constructing the museum building in Letná. The National Technical Museum recognises the historical significance of the new exhibit, the first ever ŠKODA ENYAQ iV to be produced. The vehicle has been on display in our exhibition since the summer and complements the classic models from Mladá Boleslav. This is a fantastic testament to the long-standing cooperation between the National Technical Museum and ŠKODA AUTO.”

ŠKODA AUTO launched the series production of vehicles with electric powertrains in November 2019. Production of the first 100% battery-electric ŠKODA series model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) started on 25 November 2020 at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav.

In the Czech Republic, ŠKODA AUTO not only manufactures electric vehicles but also high-voltage traction batteries for the plug-in hybrid models SUPERB iV and OCTAVIA iV as well as for models of other Group brands. As part of its NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030, ŠKODA plans to release at least three more all-electric models by 2030, which will be positioned below the ENYAQ iV in terms of price and size.

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Oct 01, 2021 at 03:26


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