Škoda reports high demand for electric vehicles: Volkswagen’s Czech subsidiary announced that Germany is on track to triple sales of “iV” electrified models compared to the previous year.
During the first nine months of the year, the brand registered almost 33,000 customer orders in Germany. By 2020, Škoda had around 10,000 new vehicle registrations. The purely battery-powered Enyaq iV, which launched this year, is the best-selling iV in the first three quarters, ahead of the plug-in hybrid models Octavia iV and Superb iV. According to Škoda, particularly significant growth has been achieved in the important segment of the business vehicle and fleet market.
The Škoda iV sub-brand currently comprises three plug-in hybrids from the Octavia and Superb series, as well as the Enyaq iV. The Enyaq iV is based on the Volkswagen Group MEB electric car kit. This year it has been ordered more than 17,000 times in Germany, according to Škoda: about 70,000 orders have already been placed across Europe. Thus, the flagship E has replaced the Octavia iV variants at the top of iV’s internal sales statistics. For compact class models, Škoda received almost 12,000 orders from Germany. For the Superb iV located above, nearly 4,000 orders were registered in the first three quarters.
According to Škoda, the figures in Germany also developed particularly positively in the important market segment of company and fleet vehicles: 22% of commercial customers opted for a plug-in hybrid vehicle or Enyaq iV electric power during the first nine months.
The iV subsidy is set to expand further in the coming months. As a next step, Škoda will present the coupe version of the Enyaq iV in the spring of 2022. By 2030, the proportion of electrified models in sales in Europe should reach 50 to 70 percent. Škoda relies on other battery-powered electric vehicles; there will no longer be any new plug-in hybrids. In the coming years, three new electronic models will be launched below the Enyaq iV.