A revolution is sweeping the entire automotive industry, and ŠKODA is very much involved. It’s not just about cutting emissions and switching to electric vehicles. ŠKODA sees the broader picture. It will not just be a carmaker, but also a purveyor of comprehensive smart solutions. In its home town alone – Mladá Boleslav – there will be some 7,000 charging stations for electric vehicles by 2025. The company cooperates closely with towns and cities to work out how to optimise traffic, while harnessing the potential of today’s digitally entangled world. In consequence, its vehicles can become emission-neutral, comfortable, fully online “perfect third places” between the office and home, or a routinely shared means of transport.
Board chairman Bernhard Maier summed up the brand’s precipitous progress and promising outlook by closing with the words: “We are scaling up our efforts in all areas so that we end up stronger as a result of the transformation process. And in the future, just as we have done in the long history of our brand stretching back more than 120 years, we will remain loyal to our mission: to provide people with individual mobility.”