Two shifts behind the scenes
All the test-drives in the electric ŠKODA ENYAQ iV SUVs went smoothly. Once in place, the team, which included three electrical engineers, one technician, a mechanic, a paint specialist and an escort car driver, only had minor issues to deal with. All three test cars performed fine when being test-driven by journalists.
But one or two unexpected situations did crop up. The technicians had to replace a windscreen cracked by a flying piece of grit, to do minor repairs to the chassis housing and change a flat tyre. From time to time it was also necessary to fix the camouflage, which is of course more prone to damage than a painted car body.
Otherwise, the daily preparation of the cars was routine. But even this routine preparation required the team to work two shifts every day. Every day the cars were cleaned, washed and checked. And the batteries had to be charged, of course. So every day the three ENYAQ iV SUVs were ready for a new batch of journalists, who had the good fortune to be among the first to test-drive ŠKODA’s electric car still in its development phase.
“We managed to do almost all the work behind the scenes,” says Loskot, who is most content when the guests don’t even notice him and his colleagues taking care of the cars during the day. He was fully satisfied with the event and the journalists feedback.