SKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mlada Boleslav headquarters

SKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mlada Boleslav headquarters

17.05.2022: › Next strategic milestone reached in transforming the Czech Republic from an automotive location into an electromobility hub › Around 130 million euros invested in the new production line › The Mladá Boleslav plant is the only European producti

› Next strategic milestone reached in transforming the Czech Republic from an automotive location into an electromobility hub

 

 

› Around 130 million euros invested in the new production line


› The Mladá Boleslav plant is the only European production facility for MEB battery systems outside Germany


› Battery systems from Mladá Boleslav used in ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT MEB models



ŠKODA AUTO has started manufacturing battery systems for all-electric vehicles based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) in Mladá Boleslav. This makes the car manufacturer’s main plant the only production facility for MEB battery systems in Europe outside Germany.



Around 250 employees will soon be assembling more than 250,000 MEB battery systems a year on the newly constructed production line. In addition to ŠKODA vehicles, these will also be installed in MEB models made by Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT.



Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, says: “Today is a very special day for ŠKODA AUTO: By launching the production of MEB battery systems, we are now manufacturing the absolute key component at the heart of the company. This means we have achieved another goal towards our successful transition to electromobility.


I would like to thank the entire team who have worked very hard over recent months to set up this new production line. We have invested around 130 million euros and can now produce more than 250,000 MEB battery systems a year – for ŠKODA’s e-models and those of other Group brands. Our objective is clear: we want to produce E-components or E-vehicles at all three Czech plants by 2030.”



Christian Bleiel, Head of Component Production at ŠKODA AUTO, adds: “Our new MEB battery system assembly line sets standards in efficiency, automation, precision, cleanliness and digitalisation. When it comes to commissioning the complex plant technology, we are drawing on the expertise and experience we have gained over the decades and relying on our highly motivated and qualified staff.



In collaboration with VW Group Components and our partner companies and suppliers, we are taking an important step in the transition from the combustion engine to electromobility by manufacturing battery systems. We will be reaching the next milestone at the end of 2023 when we bring the second expansion stage online, enabling us to produce more than 380,000 battery systems a year in total.”



The Czech car manufacturer’s headquarters is the only production site in Europe outside Germany where MEB battery systems are manufactured: The smallest version with eight modules has a capacity of 55 kWh and the medium version with nine modules stores 62 kWh. The largest battery with 12 modules boasts an 82-kWh capacity.


In addition to the modules, each containing 24 cells, the components of an MEB battery system include a battery housing with integrated cooling system, a battery management system and the requisite electrical connections. ŠKODA AUTO also manufactures other e-components in Mladá Boleslav; high-voltage traction batteries that are used in the SUPERB iV, OCTAVIA iV and in plug-in hybrid vehicles of other Group brands have been produced here since autumn 2019.



The company’s transformation is gaining momentum on the back of the new production line. As a cornerstone of its NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030, the car manufacturer plans to produce e-vehicles or e-components at all three production sites by the end of this decade.


The aim is to safeguard existing jobs over the long term and create new ones at the same time. By then, the company expects to have increased the share of all-electric car sales in Europe to between 50 and 70 per cent, depending on market developments.



To achieve this, ŠKODA AUTO will continue to electrify its model portfolio over the coming years. By 2030, the range will include at least three more BEVs, all of which will be below the ENYAQ iV in terms of price and size.





Tomáš Kotera- photos Skoda


Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/skoda-auto-launch-production-meb-battery-system-llada-boleslav-headquarters---237782.html

17.05.2022 / MaP

More News

Ohme tells van fleets to go electric to reduce costs
17.05.2022
With the 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show imminent, more business should electrify their van fleets to help reduce their running costs says Ohme, the multi-award winning smart charger provider.Electric-powered van sales in the UK continue to grow with their sa more >>
Tesla, Toyota, Porsche lead GlobalData list of top EV firms among social media discussions in Q1 2022
22.04.2022
Global automakers are already grappling with the shortage of semiconductors due to supply chain disruptions.   Meanwhile, the prevailing geopolitical turmoil between Russia and Ukraine has wreaked havoc on metal prices, which are us more >>
Honda looks to lift market reach in China, Japan, North America with all electric plan by 2040, says GlobalData
13.04.2022
Following the news that Japanese automaker Honda plans to invest US$40bn in EVs as part of strategy to go all-electric by 2040;Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: more >>
Experience the cost-saving fun of the new electric Carver at Selfridges in April
07.04.2022
    The electric Carver is the ideal urban mobility solution    Zero tailpipe emissions and huge savings on fuel costs    Available for test drives at Selfridges in AprilCommute more >>
Mercedes me Charge: Mercedes-Benz drives electric mobility forward with simplified charging rates
05.04.2022
    New tariff system for approximately 300,000 charging points in Europe makes electric mobility even more suitable for everyday use    Three different tariff options depending on the individual charging profile: Mercedes me Charge S, M and L    For new car buyers of Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrids (Me more >>
Hertz and Polestar Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption
05.04.2022
Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 electric vehicles over five yearsHertz (NASDAQ: HTZ) and Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car maker, today announced a new global partnership that includes purchasing up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over f more >>
Andersen launches first electric vehicle charger with in-built camouflage technology
02.04.2022
    Andersen EV has built the first ever charger which camouflages itself to the wall it’s mounted on      Andersen-2-Invisible (A-2-I) is smart enough to match the exterior design of any house  more >>
Sony collaborates with Honda to fulfil electric vehicle ambition, observes GlobalData
07.03.2022
Following the news that Sony and Honda have signed a memorandum of understanding for strategic alliance in mobility field;Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The coll more >>
Audi-FAW’s new venture to lift EV production in China, observes GlobalData
02.03.2022
The Chinese authorities have finally approved the US$3.3bn joint venture (JV) between the state-owned FAW Group and Europe’s Audi to manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) in China. The new venture, which will commence its production from 2024, will expand Audi’s existing presence in China – the world’s largest automotive market, finds GlobalData, a leading da more >>
Ford turns to electric vehicles to revive fortunes in India, says GlobalData
19.02.2022
Just months after announcing to cease operations in India due to mounting losses, American automaker Ford is making a comeback with electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing by applying for the recently announced production linked incentives (PLIs) scheme by the government. The move could be a win-win situation for Ford and India, finds GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. more >>
Improving Last Mile Food Satisfaction -Cake sets the new standard for sustainable and quality meal deliveries
18.02.2022
CAKE, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorbikes, has developed a concept for sustainable deliveries of prepared meals. The solution, which builds on electric scooters with powered delivery boxes that keep the food at desired tem more >>
BMW of North America and Electrify America Announce Collaboration
04.02.2022
...Providing Two Years Complimentary 30-minute Charging for BMW EV Customers.    Kick-off in March with the sale of the all-electric BMW iX and BMW i4    2022 customers to receive two more >>
1 in 3 automotive cyber incidents result in car theft or break-ins
01.02.2022
Recent findings reveal that 1 in 3 automotive cyber incidents result in car theft or break-ins. The data is based on 900+ automotive incidents since 2010. The report shows that:  •    Close to a third (27.9%) of cyber incidents since 2010 resulted in car theft or a break-in.•  more >>
VW's Golf leads Europe in 2021, Peugeot's 2008 is the best-selling SUV, and Tesla's Model 3 tops EV rankings
28.01.2022
    Overall volume was down by 1.7% on top of the already disappoting results in 2020    Low emissions vehicles achieved new market share record with 19% of total registrations    Hyundai-Kia and Toyota won the biggest market share compared to pre-pandemic levels    SUVs reached record market more >>
Sustainable battery recycling: Market potential in Europe
27.01.2022
What prospects does the topic of battery recycling offer for mechanical and plant engineering? A study by Fraunhofer ISI, commissioned by the IMPULS Foundation of the VDMA, sees good market potential for Europe.   more >>
Aiways highlights the multiple benefits of ecomobility
19.01.2022
 •    EV purchase grants and tax incentives available in 26 EU countries•    Governments offering grants for EV charge points; encouraging use of ‘green’ energy •    EV owners also benefit from free and reserved parking, the use of bus and taxi lanes, toll reductions, a more >>
Renault reveals more of its new SUV, Austral
05.01.2022
For the final stage of development,Renault has kitted out its new SUV, AUSTRAL, with all the gear to take on Europe's roads. The aim of this stage is to ensure the model's reliability and finish fine-tuning its engine optionsThe New Renau more >>
BMW Interview “Making charging even easier and more convenient”
27.12.2021
Interview with the Members of the Board of Management of BMW AG Ilka Horstmeier, Human Resources, Labour Relations Director, Pieter Nota, Customer, Brands, Sales, and Dr Nicolas Peter, FinanceAs an e-mobility pioneer, the BMW Group has been more >>
Goodyear introduces its first electric vehicle replacement tire - the ElectricDrive GT
17.12.2021
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced the launch of the new ElectricDrive GT. Marking Goodyear’s first replacement tire in North America tuned for electric vehicles (EVs), the Goodyear ElectricDrive GT more >>
Vattenfall InCharge expands public charging business in Germany
17.12.2021
Vattenfall InCharge and DAS FUTTERHAUS have agreed on a cooperation to set up 170 high-power charging points at almost 70 locations all over Germany. This is an important step towards enabling easier public charging, as interest in electrical vehicles increases. more >>
The mining industry enters its most important decade
17.12.2021
Critical minerals are crucial inputs for the circular carbon economy of the futureThe international mining industry is facing arguably "its most important decade" as the world starts the transition more >>
SEAT 2021: the year of the electric impulse
16.12.2021
    The transformation towards sustainable mobility is the automotive industry’s great challenge in the fight against climate change    The SEAT S.A. team, made up of more than 15,000 employees, has been driven by this boost in a decisive year    The CUPRA Born, the Test Center Energy and the Fu more >>
Ford Pro Charging Launches to Help Businesses of All Sizes Overcome the Hurdle to Seamless Electrification
16.12.2021
    Ford Pro Charging offers enterprise-grade charge management software, hardware and services to support commercial customers running a fleet of electric vehicles    A simple management solution for electrified fleets of all makes and sizes, Ford Pro Charging lets customers switch between charging at depots, employee homes, and pub more >>
Marc ter Stegen discovers the CUPRA Born, his first fully electric car
14.12.2021
    Marc ter Stegen receives the keys to his CUPRA Born from CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths    CUPRA’s first 100% electric car is also the goalkeeper’s first fully electric model, who is very committed to the fight against global warming    In the Design Lab, the FC Barcelona player discovered some o more >>
Toyota Motor Corporation unveils full global battery electric line-up
14.12.2021
    Akio Toyoda announces 30 battery electric models by 2030    Total global battery electric vehicle sales to reach 3.5M within same timeframe    Lexus aims for 100% battery electric mix in Europe*, N. America and China by 2030    Announcement underpins Toyota Motor E more >>
From Opel Corsa-e to Vivaro-e: 100 kW DC Fast-Charging is a “Given”
14.12.2021
    Opel e-vehicles equipped for 100 kW DC fast-charging    Even Corsa-e and Mokka-e small-class cars capable of fast-charging as standard    7.4 and 11 kW on-board chargers also allow single-phase and 3-phase AC charging    Variety of recharging options, from wallbox or domestic socket more >>
BMW Group Asia electrifies Singapore this December with the first-ever BMW iX and new BMW iX3.
03.12.2021
Customers to experience new EVs first-hand at Christmas Wonderland and EV Weekend. BMW Group Asia brings 2021 to a close with the launch of the first-ever BMW iX and new BMW iX3 at two of the most anticipated events in the Lion City this December more >>
Volkswagen loses poll position for the second time this century, as Stellantis outperforms
30.11.2021
    Stellantis registered more units than Volkswagen Group in October    The European car market decreased in size due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage    EVs achieve a new record for monthly market share more >>
Stellantis Signs Lithium Supply Agreement with Vulcan Energy
30.11.2021
    Agreement supports decarbonized supply of key raw material for electrified vehicle battery packs    Key element to power Stellantis’ aggressive electrification strategyStellantis N.V. (NYSE / MTA / Euron more >>
Energy Absolute eying for EV leadership in Thailand with its new battery plant, says GlobalData
24.11.2021
Following the news that Thailand’s renewable energy company Energy Absolute (EA) is set to open an electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Thailand; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, of more >>
Production starts on the first road−going full−electric Volta Zero vehicles
17.11.2021
Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has started production of the first road-going ‘Design Verification’ (DV) prototype Volta Zero vehicle at a bespoke facility in Coventry, UK. The more >>
Aiways to start selling electric battery SUVs in Switzerland
04.11.2021
•    Aiways partners with Alcomotive for sales and distribution  •    Aiways U5 SUV available to buy from early 2022 •    Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé to follow in the Q1 of 2022 •    Aiways to launch one new model per calendar year in Europe more >>
EV top theme among Xiaomi discussions on social media during last 90 days, reveals GlobalData
30.10.2021
•    Discussions around Xiaomi zoomed as it forayed into automobile industry•    Influencers positive on Xiaomi’s plan to move beyond smartphones•    Xiaomi may find challenging in China due to crowded EV market more >>
E-transport challenge: 300 kilometres running on electricity in polar climate carrying 14 tonnes of iron ore
28.10.2021
Managing to electrify heavy transport is an important element in the climate transition, but is it even possible above the polar circle? Trucks and buses account for a large part of CO2 emissions from the transport sector in Europe. Reducing emiss more >>
Aiways offers unrivalled battery safety
20.10.2021
•    Shanghai-based EV brand achieves ‘zero battery fire’ record since 2019•    Patented ‘sandwich’ technology negates risk of coolant leakage•    Effcient battery packaging increases interior comfort and wellbeing•    Aiways working together more >>
Ecobat Acquires Benelux Battery Distributor Emrol
19.10.2021
Acquisition diversifies Ecobat's position in Europe as the leader in energy storage by expanding into new e-mobility and motive power markets Ecobat, the global leader in battery recycling, announced more >>
Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to Form Joint Venture for Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North America
19.10.2021
    New battery plant to have annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours; targeted to start by first quarter 2024    Important next step toward electrification transformation in North America more >>
Vulcan Energy signs binding lithium offtake agreement with Umicore
19.10.2021
Vulcan Energy has signed a binding Lithium hydroxide offtake agreement (“Agreement”) with Umicore, a leader in cathode materials production used in lithium-ion batteries for electrified transportation.  In Nysa, Poland, Umicore has built the first cathode materials plant in Europe. The plant is expected to start production around y more >>
ANALYST COMMENT - New investments flow to support Tata’s ambition of making EVs mainstream in India, says GlobalData
15.10.2021
Following the news that Investment firm TPG Rise Climate along with its co-investor ADQ announced investment of INR7.5bn (US$1bn) in Tata Motors electric vehicle (EV) arm; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, more >>
2001-2022 copyright automobilsport.com