But it is still too early to expect any definitive announcements in this regard. “The ŠKODA OCTAVIA, specifically the combi, is part of the core of our brand and rest assured that bringing this brand to the next level and into the next decade will require electrification of all our models,” said Schäfer. “We are not thinking about electrifying the current OCTAVIA and putting batteries into it as it is. We are trying to develop cars that will just fit the new era of electric and digital mobility,” Jahn added.
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ŠKODA is not looking at alternatives such as hydrogen propulsion, nor is it planning a major initiative in the field of synthetic fuels. These require a lot of energy that can otherwise be consumed directly by electric vehicles. And hydrogen technology is too expensive. “There’s nothing more reasonable than batteries,” Schäfer said, adding that the MEB platform has enabled the brand to achieve great economies of scale and reduce the cost of producing EVs.