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

Once you consider Škoda, you don’t consider it being a battery big. You consider it being a reasonably sized model throughout the Volkswagen Group secure. (Or, at the least, I do.) Nevertheless, the actual fact is, Škoda Auto does produce lots of batteries for varied Volkswagen Group automobiles — greater than 500,000 thus far. And that’s simply because it began doing this in Might 2022!

That’s executed at Škoda Auto’s Mladá Boleslav manufacturing facility within the Czech Republic. Naturally, Škoda itself makes use of these batteries in its EVs, however so do Volkswagen, Audi, and SEAT. The batteries vary from 55 kWh to 82 kWh in vitality storage capability.

MEB batteries being produced. Picture courtesy of Škoda Auto.

MEB batteries being produced. Picture courtesy of Škoda Auto.

MEB batteries being produced. Picture courtesy of Škoda Auto.

“Together with the person battery modules, every containing 16 cells or 24 cells, an MEB battery system additionally features a case with an built-in cooling and a battery administration system, in addition to the required electrical connections. There are round 250 workers working on the present manufacturing line, during which Škoda Auto has invested round 130 million euros,” the corporate states.

Right here’s a full record of the important thing numbers from Škoda Auto:

  • 16 or 24-cell batteries per module
  • 55–82 kWh complete capability per battery pack (“permitting as much as 347 miles of vary”)
  • 52–77 kWh web capability for these batteries (“to ensure lengthy lifespan,” not the entire storage capability is used)
  • 345–493 kg weight (“optimum weight for low centre of gravity”)
  • 2.3, 7.2, or 11 kW AC charging (house sockets, wallbox, or public cost level)
  • As much as 135 kW quick charging (10–80% cost in 29 minutes)

Passing this milestone doesn’t imply the corporate is celebrating its achievement and slowing down. On the contrary, Škoda is elevating manufacturing capability of those MEB car batteries, to 1,500 a day. It’s additionally producing 800 plug-in hybrid batteries a day. A brand new meeting line is coming later in 2023 to extend manufacturing.

“Škoda is investing closely within the transformation of its services and growth, digitalisation and additional training of its workforce, with the corporate already upskilling greater than 23,000 workers to arrange for the calls for of e-mobility,” the corporate writes.

MEB batteries being produced. KUKA robots featured. Picture courtesy of Škoda Auto.

MEB batteries being produced, that includes KUKA robots. Picture courtesy of Škoda Auto.

Škoda Enyaq Coupe iV being produced at ŠKODA Auto Mladá Boleslav. Picture courtesy of Škoda Auto.

“Battery programs are the important thing part for our profitable transformation to e-mobility. The landmark of 500,000 Škoda-made battery programs for MEB and plug-in hybrid automobiles is an excellent achievement,” Michael Oeljeklaus, Škoda Auto Board Member for Manufacturing and Logistics, provides. “It testifies each the belief of the Volkswagen Group in our highly-skilled workforce and our uncompromising dedication to e-mobility. And we’re even shifting up one other gear quickly after we will likely be opening an extra meeting line and additional improve the each day manufacturing capability of battery programs. We’re subsequently following our clearly outlined roadmap with a view to strengthen the Czech Republic as an e-mobility hub.”


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