› An emotive design and futuristic interior for electrified ŠKODA vehicles
› ŠKODA introduces great value for money and Simply Clever features to E-Mobility
› Investments totalling two billion euros in E-Mobility and new mobility services
› More than ten ŠKODA iV models by the end of 2022
Mladá Boleslav, 25 November 2019 – The presentation of the CITIGOᵉ iV and the SUPERB iV sees ŠKODA enter the era of electromobility in 2019. The all-electric city speedster and ŠKODA’s flagship with plug-in-hybrid drive are the first electrified production vehicles in the company’s 124-year history – and the first two models of the new ŠKODA iV label. Under this one umbrella, ŠKODA bundles the development of its own family of electrified cars sporting an emotive design, a futuristic interior and innovative technologies, as well as the establishment of a special ecosystem for mobility solutions. ŠKODA’s current line-up of electrified vehicles can trace their lineage back to the inventions of a Czech designer from the beginning of the 20th century.
The eminent Czech designer and inventor František Křižík (the man behind the arc lamp and pioneer of electric trams) introduced the first electrically powered model in 1908. Based on a LAURIN & KLEMENT Type E from Mladá Boleslav, Křižík built a vehicle featuring what is known today as a series hybrid system.
111 years later, ŠKODA AUTO has – as part of the company’s 2025 Strategy – launched the largest investment programme in its history and will be injecting a total of two billion euros into the development of electric vehicles and new mobility services such as car-sharing platforms over the next five years. As a member of Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA AUTO is unequivocally committed to the Parisian climate goal of limiting the global temperature rise to well below 2°C. E-Mobility is a key pillar of ŠKODA’s ‘GreenFuture’ sustainability strategy and is also part of the ŠKODA DNA.