Skoda has achieved carbon neutrality after accelerating electrification for 10 years.
Skoda recently announced at the annual meeting that it will launch 30 new vehicles by 2024, of which 10 will be equipped with electrification power, including 6 plug-in hybrid vehicles and 4 pure electric vehicles
with the launch of the speed plug-in hybrid version and citigo electric vehicle, Skoda is accelerating the electrification of its models. 2. The number of samples is 3 force systems. After the launch of the first electric vehicle on the MEB platform of the parent company Volkswagen Group in 2020, the mass production version of the vision IV SUV concept car will also appear. Skoda's previous plan was to launch 10 models equipped with electric power by 2026, and this modification plan was two years ahead of schedule
after Skoda recently released its new Scala hatchback and comic (European version) SUV, its best-selling model Mingrui will usher in a new generation. Skoda has developed rapidly in recent years. Last year, 1253700 cars were sold worldwide, an increase of 4.4% compared with 2017, which is almost twice that of a decade ago. In 2009, a total of 684226 Skoda models were sold worldwide. Skoda is the third largest brand of Volkswagen Group after Volkswagen (6.2 million vehicles) and Audi (1.8 million vehicles). China is still Skoda's largest energy consumption reduction market, with a total of 341000 vehicles sold in 2018, almost twice that of Germany, the second largest market
Skoda's profit margin in 2018 was 8%. Although it decreased from 9.7% in 2017, it is still much higher than the sister brands in the Volkswagen group that can be used for flexible and transparent high impact pneumatic tubes. Skoda explained that the decline in profit margin was due to the substantial increase in investment and R & D expenses in 2018. Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda, said: "the investment in the next few years is to ensure the long-term development of the company."
maybona said that 2018 was a very challenging year for Skoda. "We have undertaken many tasks of Volkswagen Group: the management of Indian and Russian markets, the R & D and production of Passat family in kvasini, and the improvement of factory capacity."
"the transition to the new wltp test standard, the uncertainty brought about by the Sino US trade friction, the reduction of the willingness to buy cars in some markets, the fluctuation of the exchange rate, the increase of labor costs, and the large investment in the future, so that we do not need to develop new products from scratch, are all challenges in 2018."
maybona believes that 2019 will be a challenging year. Although the global economic outlook is not optimistic, Skoda is still confident in the future. Mebona revealed that Skoda will achieve "carbon neutrality" in the Czech factory by 2030, and will work harder to improve the environmental protection level of the whole process of automobile manufacturing and use in the future. The recyclable material utilization rate of the new Scala is as high as 85%
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