Skoda plans to advance the launch of three electric cars, which were originally due to start in 2030, are now moving forward four years, namely 2026.
“We will significantly accelerate our e-campaign and will launch three additional all-electric models in 2026, with more to come,” said Skoda CEO Klaus Zellmer.
“This will put us in a stronger position for a decade of transformation. In addition, we will invest a total of 5.6 billion euros in e-mobility and a further 700 million euros in digitization over the next five years, thereby ensuring the viability of enterprises and future jobs.” Zellmer continued
It is estimated that the three cars are Elroq (2024); Large SUV based on the Vision 7S concept (2026); and the compact urban SUV paired with the Cupra Urban Rebel (2026).
According to Autoca, Skoda is also developing an electric alternative to the Octavia family sedan and the supermini Fabia, but these won’t appear before 2026, based on the latest timeline.
Skoda CEO Klaus Zellmer told Autocar: “The biggest challenge right now is the cost of [manufacturing] battery-electric vehicles, especially when it comes to producing cars [the size of] Fabia. We must remain a little patient.”
In a recent interview with German trade newspaper Handelsblatt, he said the company had increased its investment in electric cars from €3.1 billion (£2.7 billion) to €5.6 billion (£4.8 billion) in 2019. 2026. Skoda targets 50% to 70% of its sales to be electric cars by the end of the decade.
Currently, Skoda’s only EV on sale is the Enyaq iV crossover, which is also available as a sleek-roofed Coupé. Its first EV, the tiny Citigo-e iV, was pulled from sale shortly after its 2020 launch.