Cheaper Skoda electric vehicles on the horizon as the brand launches three small electric cars
The Enyaq SUV will be Skoda’s largest all-electric model for now, but the Czech brand’s BEV offering is set to grow rapidly in the coming years
Skoda CEO Thomas Schäfer has announced that the Volkswagen Group brand will launch three more electric cars in the coming years to complement the company’s first BEV, the mid-size SUV Enyaq.
Speaking to the media at the Enyaq Coupé RS unveiling event, Schafer said that the Enyaq is “just the beginning” of Skoda’s move to an electric range.
Schafer told the UK publication Auto Express “Never say never” when asked about a seven-seat electric SUV, but that’s probably not a high priority for the company just yet.
Also reportedly off Auto ExpressSkoda has already registered a trademark for the name “Elroq”, which may indicate a smaller electric SUV of a similar size to the Karoq.
After the launch of the electric Enyaq, it is likely that the Elroq will also be electric due to the letter E at the beginning of the name – a small indication of Skoda’s future naming structure.
Volkswagen MEB entry platform
The EVs are likely to be based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform and possibly the entry-level platform designed for a smaller class of vehicles.
Among them are likely to be cars like the Volkswagen ID.1, ID.2, the aforementioned Skoda Elroq and the Seat Acandra.
The size of these vehicles is yet to be determined, along with more powertrain information, but these small EVs will likely be the most affordable and budget-friendly cars of the next five years.
The overall size, specification and price of the trio of new Skoda electric models is unlikely to be revealed this year.
What plans does Skoda have for the future?
The three ‘secret’ models are all part of a push by the company to reduce its carbon emissions over the next decade, as planned by most major manufacturers today. Skoda has set a target of reducing emissions by 50 percent compared to its 2020 spending, but has yet to set a date for when its internal combustion engine models will stop production.
The brand has previously announced plans to develop pure electric cars like the Enyaq, which currently has over 70,000 orders, rather than plug-in hybrid models.
On the manufacturing front, Skoda’s Czech and Indian plants are targeting net-zero emissions by 2030.
It’s very likely that Skoda will mirror Volkswagen, which has massive plans to launch around 50 new EV models group-wide by 2030, all of which will have a major impact on reducing global tailpipe emissions now and in the future.