AMS Electric Vehicles – The road to e-mobility
In this latest AMS digital edition we will look closely at how manufacturers are developing and finetuning their electric powertrain technologies, platforms and production processes, with in-depth features on Skoda, GM, Ford, Volta Trucks, REE Automotive and more.
Škoda sets sights on 70% EV mix by 2030, more climate-neutral plants in Czech Republic
Skoda production chief and VW Group veteran Michael Oeljeklaus sets out the Czech brand’s route map to more EVs and more efficiency in this exclusive interview.
Škoda trials 5G communications in lab, anticipating roll-out to manage factories
Škoda trials 5G communications to support production operations and development of the smart factory
Volkswagen launches battery cell-making company PowerCo
PowerCo could produce enough cells for 3m electric vehicles a year by 2030 across six ‘standardised’ European gigafactories.
Skoda relocates cable harness production to Mladá Boleslav
The Czech car maker says the cable harness production has been launched in close collaboration with suppliers to counter further supply issues
AMS Paintshop 2022 – Paint it Green
In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production
AMS Quality Control 2021 – Balancing quantity and quality
In this edition we get insights into how OEMs and tier suppliers are adapting their respective quality control processes to meet the challenges presented by electric powertrains and vehicles.
First Škoda Kushaq rolls of the production line at the Pune plant
The Kushaq is the first series-produced model to be manufactured locally in India as part of the INDIA 2.0 project. The SUV is based on the MQB-A0-IN version of the Modular Transverse Toolkit developed specifically for the Indian market.
EV battery supply chains on the move
As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.
Škoda accelerates expansion of its production automation
The OEM has developed a smart handling system at its Vrchlabí plant for the pick-and-place robots handling forged transmission shafts
How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply
OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet
Skoda gains additional capacity within VW’s production network
Production of the next-generation Superb will be relocated from Kvasiny to Bratislava in Slovakia in 2023, to free up capacity in the Czech plant required for the brand’s plans for growth
Skoda adds plasma coating line at Mladá Boleslav
The process provides a low-friction, plasma coating for the cylinders on Skoda’s new EA211-series 1.0 TSI petrol engines
Skoda completes Enyaq iV production line at Mladá Boleslav
The updated production line can now build vehicles using both MEB and MQB platforms
Production records set at Skoda’s domestic plants
As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output
The wider scope of Skoda
With new products and an expanding production network, Skoda is managing to achieve greater influence and standing despite the challenges of a changing market
Skoda starts Superb iV production at Kvasiny
Skoda has started making its first electrified vehicle at the Kvasiny plant
Skoda starts battery production for VW Group
Czech Republic - Batteries for hybrid vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are being made at Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav factory
Skoda Mladá Boleslav paintshop
Construction of the new Skoda paintshop at its Mladá Boleslav plant began in August 2018. It has the capacity to produce 168,000 lacquered bodies per year.
Skoda hits 1m milestone in 2018
Czech Republic - The company recently produced its millionth vehicle in 2018 alone, two weeks earlier than it hit the same milestone in 2017. It also marks the fifth consecutive year that Skoda has made over a million vehicles.