In recent months, many brands have had to readapt to the new times. The pandemic has caused manufacturers to see their production cycles slowed down and in some cases have had to modify some work patterns in production plants. This is what happened at Skoda, which were forced to halt production of the Skoda ENYAQ iV, an SUV that promises great performance.
From the well-known firm have indicated that the production of this SUV that is completely electric had to be paralyzed mainly by the bottleneck issues they had in the supply chain. After several weeks without enough materials to be able to build the vehicles, they are now gradually returning to manufacture them.
Skoda Auto has claimed that they are recovering the supply of the wire harnesses, most of which came from Ukraine. Now, the firm has admitted that at the main plant of Mladá Boleslav they already have enough elements for the Skoda ENYAQ iV factory. Of course, the brand has communicated that it will be produced little by little until it can recover the rhythms of before, taking advantage of the fact that it is gradually recovering the rhythms of supply.
In Skoda they do not have them all with them and warns that it is possible that in the future production could be paralyzed again. It is planned that initially they will be produced an average of about 1000 Skoda ENYAQ iV per week. Capacity is expected to increase gradually over two months. In the long term, the Mladá Boleslav plant will produce up to 370 ENYAQ iV and ENYAQ COUPÉ iV per day.
A totally renewed bet
When we talk about the Skoda ENYAQ iV we refer to the first electric SUV of the brand. It is one of the most important steps that the Czech brand has taken in its history and is that it represents a revolution in its perception of the business. The ENYAQ iV is based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electric drive platform (MEB). It is produced at SKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, making it the only MEB model in Europe to be manufactured outside of Germany. The company transformed an existing production line to manufacture the ENYAQ iV, expanding it to be able to handle the production of vehicles based on the MEB platform.