Skoda planning 7,000 factory charging points
As part of its electrification offensive, Skoda will set up almost 7,000 charging points in and around the three Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí by 2025, spending a total of around 32 million euros for the charging infrastructure upgrade.
As previously reported, more than 300 charging points are already being used at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav for test operations. These, as well as the new charging stations, will primarily be available to Skoda employees.
The manufacturer invested a total of around 3.4 million euros in expanding the charging infrastructure at the plant already last year: 1.65 million euros went into modernising and expanding the power grid, while the other 1.75 million euros were spent on installing more than 300 charging points, including at least 220 AC and 80 DC charging stations.
It looks like Skoda is fully embracing their electrification strategy, as board member Michael Oeljeklaus adds: “Preparations throughout production are in full swing. We have already trained over 11,000 employees in the field of e-mobility.”