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ŠKODA is writing a new chapter in its 124?year history: the Czech car manufacturer is entering the era of electromobility by launching its new iV sub?brand. ŠKODA iV covers both the development of the brand’s own family of electrified products as well as a special ecosystem for mobility solutions. As part of the company’s 2025 Strategy, ŠKODA AUTO will be investing a total of two billion euros in the development of electric vehicles and new mobility services over the next five years. This is the company’s largest investment programme to date.

Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said, “The right time has now come for ŠKODA to enter the era of electromobility. We are now able to fulfil essential customer requirements: long ranges, quick charging and – particularly important for us here at ŠKODA – affordable prices. In addition to our successful petrol, diesel and CNG engines, the new drive systems will quickly become a relevant part of our range. We anticipate that they will make up around 25 per cent of total sales by 2025.” He added that, “With regards to E?Mobility, we are also introducing the ŠKODA iV sub?brand. This will not only include all of our e-models, but will also create a holistic and connected ecosystem in order to make E?Mobility as straightforward and convenient as possible for our customers.”

Speech of Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA AUTO CEO

As part of a double world premiere, ŠKODA is presenting two new products in Bratislava today. The all?electric ŠKODA CITIGOe iV and the ŠKODA SUPERB iV plug?in hybrid are making E?Mobility Simply Clever – offering quick charging, long ranges and affordable prices.

In addition to the creation of an electrified model range, by establishing the new iV sub?brand the manufacturer is also pressing ahead with the development of a holistic and connected E?Mobility ecosystem. Amongst other things, this includes affordable wall boxes with different power outputs, which will allow customers to conveniently recharge their vehicles at home, and mobile online services offered via ŠKODA Connect that allow customers to benefit from services such as an intelligent charging station finder. In the future, this service will offer the option of reserving the customer’s chosen charging station in advance. Another highlight is the ŠKODA e?charge card. This single?card system allows customers to easily pay to charge their vehicle all over Europe – regardless of the country they are in or the provider they are using. Drivers of an electrified ŠKODA can therefore enjoy maximum flexibility at any time, anywhere.

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