Škoda Auto: Half one million battery programs produced for automobiles of the Volkswagen Group


At its primary plant in Mladá Boleslav Škoda Auto produces battery programs for MEB automobiles and fashions with plug-in hybrid drive

Škoda Auto has manufactured 500,000 battery programs at its primary plant in Mladá Boleslav. The strategically necessary elements are mounted in MEB automobiles and fashions with plug-in hybrid drivetrain by the Group manufacturers Škoda, Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT. This milestone proves: Škoda is forging forward with the constant implementation of its e-campaign. The automobile producer is closely investing within the mandatory transformation of its services in addition to improvement, digitalisation and additional training of its workforce. The corporate has already upskilled greater than 23,000 workers to organize them for the calls for of e-mobility.

“Battery programs are the important thing element for our profitable transformation to e-mobility. The landmark jubilee of 500,000 Škoda-made battery programs for MEB and plug-in hybrid automobiles is an excellent achievement: It testifies each the belief of the Volkswagen Group in our highly-skilled group and our uncompromising dedication to e-mobility. And we’re even shifting up one other gear quickly: We will likely be opening an extra meeting line and additional improve the every day manufacturing capability of battery programs. We’re due to this fact following our clearly outlined roadmap to be able to strengthen the Czech Republic as an e-mobility hub.“

Michael Oeljeklaus, Škoda Auto Board Member for Manufacturing and Logistics

Batteries for plug-in hybrid fashions produced since September 2019

Excessive-voltage traction batteries for fashions with plug-in hybrid drive by Škoda in addition to the group manufacturers Audi, SEAT and Volkswagen have been produced on the firm’s headquarters since September 2019. Every shift sees round 50 workers working in an space of roughly 2,000 m². On high of that, a complete of 13 absolutely automated robots are for instance dealing with significantly heavy elements. Each 86 seconds, a battery for MQB-based fashions with plug-in hybrid drivetrain is accomplished. When it’s being unloaded from the manufacturing line the battery weighs roughly 130 kilograms.

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Manufacturing of MEB battery programs launched in Could 2022

In Could 2022, Škoda Auto launched the manufacturing of battery programs for all-electric automobiles based mostly on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). The programs have a capability of 55 to 82 kWh and are put in within the firm’s personal MEB fashions in addition to MEB automobiles by Volkswagen and Audi. Together with the person battery modules, every containing 16 cells or 24 cells, a 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, through which Škoda Auto invested round 130 million euros. The automobile producer will likely be commissioning one other MEB meeting line in 2023, rising its complete manufacturing quantity: the whole capability of MEB – 1,500 models and PHEV – 800 models battery programs collectively will thus improve to as much as 2,300 models a day.

SOURCE: Škoda

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