Škoda reports high demand for its electric vehicles: the Czech subsidiary of Volkswagen announced that Germany is well on its way to tripling sales of electrified “iV” models compared to the previous year.
In the first nine months of the year, the brand recorded almost 33,000 customer orders in Germany. In 2020, Škoda had about 10,000 new vehicle registrations. The Eniak iV, exclusively on batteries, which was introduced this year, is the bestseller of the iV in the first three quarters, ahead of the plug-in hybrid models Octavia iV and Superb iV. Particularly large growth was achieved in an important segment of the official vehicle and vehicle fleet market, according to Škoda.
The Škoda iV subbrand currently features three plug-in hybrids in the Octavia and Superb series, as well as the Eniak iV. The Eniak IV is based on the MEB set of electric cars from the Volkswagen Group. This year, it has been ordered over 17,000 times in Germany, reports Škoda – about 70,000 orders have already been sent across Europe. Thus, the leading brand E replaced the Octavia iV variants from the top of the internal iV sales statistics. For the compact class models, Škoda received almost 12,000 orders from Germany. For the Superb IV above, about 4,000 orders were registered in the first three quarters.
According to Škoda, the figures in Germany also developed particularly positively in an important segment of the companies and fleets market: 22 percent of commercial buyers opted for a plug-in hybrid vehicle or a fully electric Eniak IV in the first nine months.
The IV subbrand will expand further in the coming months. As a next step, Škoda will present a coupe version of the Eniak iV in the spring of 2022. By 2030, the share of electrified models in sales in Europe should reach 50 to 70 percent. Damage relies on other battery-powered electric vehicles; there will no longer be new plug-in hybrids. In the coming years, three new e-models under the Eniak iV will be presented.